49 arrested in UP violence

THE HANS INDIA |   Jan 28,2018 , 02:33 AM IST


 Lucknow: Fresh violence erupted in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday after a group of people went on to protest the death of a youth on Friday at a motorcycle rally by VHP and ABVP volunteers.

After the youth's cremation on Saturday, a group of people went on a rampage and vandalised shops and also torched two buses in Kasganj. As many as 49 people were arrested in connection with the clashes and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed to arrest rest of the accused.

“49 people have been arrested in connection with Kasganj clash. Section 144 is still imposed. Borders have been sealed,” said District Magistrate RP Singh. A youth identified as Chandan was killed and at least two persons were injured in clashes that erupted on Friday following reported stone pelting at a motorcycle rally by VHP and ABVP volunteers on Mathura-Bareilly highway on the occasion of the Republic Day, police said.