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Drones monitor riot-hit areas

Drones monitor riot-hit areas
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Drones monitor riot-hit areas, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation.

  • 38 arrested, curfew remains in Saharanpur
  • Shoot-at-sight orders still in force
  • Rajnath briefs PM Modi on the situation


Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police is now taking the help of drones to monitor the situation in Saharanpur after violent clashes between two groups over land dispute killed three people and injured 33 others, as per news reports on Sunday.
Cars burnt during clashes between two communities in Saharanpur on Saturday
“The lanes here are as narrow as three to four feet where it is not possible for police officials to enter. The rioters are taking advantage of that and escaping from such lanes. Drones will help in keeping an eye on such areas and nabbing these miscreants,” said Alok Sharma, Inspector General, Meerut Zone.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation.

Meanwhile, 38 people were arrested as a political blame game erupted with BJP accusing Samajwadi Party of indulging in "vote-bank politics" and Congress blasting the UP government for "lapses".

Curfew and shoot-at-sight orders remained in force for the second day in the wake of clashes between two communities over a land dispute with some indulging in arson. "The situation is moving towards normalcy," she said, adding, three persons were killed in the violence that also left 33 injured,” Saharanpur District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said.

The violence triggered a political blame game with BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain saying, "The UP government has completely failed to run the administration in the state. The people ruling the state themselves want that there is communal tension so that they do vote-bank politics.

Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan indirectly took aim at the Hindu outfit RSS for the clashes in the state, saying plans to "jeopardise" the peace in UP was being done in Nagpur, the outfit's headquarters.

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