Kasganj clash: 49 people arrested, section 144 to continue

Section 144 is imposed in the area. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 27, 2018, 11.49 AM (IST)

Violence erupted in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj district after the cremation of a youth, who lost his life in firing during a clash between two groups on Friday. 

Reportedly, few shops were set ablaze and five buses were vandalised during the violence.

Youth identified as Chandan Gupta died after being hit by a bullet in a clash that broke out during an unauthorised Tiranga Bike rally by activists from ABVP and Vishwa Hindu Parishad. The rally was organised to mark the Republic Day celebrations.

So far, 49 people have been arrested in connection with the violence allegedly announced by RP Singh, Kasganj District Magistrate.

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Section 144 remains imposed in the area.

Police have been deployed to avoid any untoward incident. A Special team has also been constituted to probe the matter.

Another man name Naushad was also shot in the leg during the clash. He was admitted to the hospital for medical assistance. 

In view of violence, the authorities have decided to shut school and colleges in the area.

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath also urged people to maintain peace and directed officials to take strict action against the perpetrators. 

According to reports, the rally was organised without any prior permission from administration and clash occurred when another group objected to the slogan that was raised by the participants of the motorcycle rally.