Saharanpur violence continues and the dreadful condition in the region still rooted deep,24 people have been arrested so far in fresh caste clashes takes place on Tuesday.

The Uttar Pradesh government has announced a compensation of Rs. 15 lakh for the family of Ashish who was killed and Rs. 50,000 each for the injured.

Senior Superintendent of Police Saharanpur S. Dubey told The Hindu, “The situation is under control and peaceful. We have arrested 24 people so far in connection with the killing, which happened yesterday. Police and PAC (Provincial Armed Constabulary) have been deployed in all the affected areas.”

Two more people were attacked and one was shot at in Nanota Badgaon area. But the district police officials said the incident looked like a case of looting.

The State government has sent a team of senior police officials to control the fresh flare-up in the district, which has been on the boil for the last two months.

Five additional companies of police force have been deployed after Tuesday's violence.

So far, two senior police officers in Saharanpur have been suspended and over three dozen people arrested in cases of caste violence.

One person was killed when a communal clash erupted for the fourth time in Chandrapura village of Saharanpur immediately after the BSP supremo Mayawati visited the adjoining village of Shabbirpur. Ms. Mayawati had blamed the BJP of “orchestrating the caste violence”.

 

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