New Delhi, Jan 30: A man was killed and five others injured in violent clashes between two groups in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi on Tuesday. According to reports, the incident is said to be a case of old rivalry. Also Read - UP Man Stages His Own Kidnapping to Frame Girlfriend’s Father After He Objects to Their Relationship
Situation in Amethi’s Jagdishpur area is reported to be tense after the incident and a heavy police deployment has been made to prevent the situation from deteriorating further. Also Read - 'They Were Instigated': Police After Woman, Daughter Attempt Self-Immolation in Lucknow
A group of angry locals took to blocked roads and pelted stones on passersby in the area following which top police officials including District COllector Shakuntala Gautam and SP KK Gehlot rushed to the spot. Also Read - 'Begani Shaadi Mein Abdullah Deewaney', Smriti Irani Mocks Rahul Gandhi Over His Remark on SC's Verdict on Women Army Officers
The incident comes days after communal clash led to the death of a youth in Kasganj.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said his government will not allow anarchy in the state. “Government will not tolerate any kind of corruption or anarchy in the state, strict action will be taken against anyone who indulges in such acts,” CM Adityanath said referring to Kasganj riots.
The situation in Kasganj district continues to be tense but under control, as the Yogi Adityanath government on Monday removed the district SP Sunil Kumar Singh. (Also Read: It Has Become a Trend to Enter Muslim Localities, Shout Anti-Pak Slogans: Bareilly DM)
Sunil Kumar Singh has been replaced with Piyush Srivastava, who has been asked to join at the earliest, a government spokesman said.
Singh had earned the ire of the government for the Republic Day violence that followed initial skirmishes during the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ brought out by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (an affiliate of the RSS). He has been transferred to Police Training School, Meerut.
More than 100 people have been sent to jail under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for their alleged role in the violence that left one dead, another critically wounded and property vandalised and gutted.
Some stray incidents of violence have taken place since Sunday with a mob setting some kiosks on fire and assaulting some people in Bhargain. Home department officials said no untoward incident has been reported in the last 12 hours.
A Peace Committee has been formed by the district administration. It has been doing the rounds of the tension-hit areas and requested people not to pay heed to rumours.
Some illegal arms have also been recovered during raids at some places. The Local Intelligence Unit has been sensitised to keep a close watch on suspicious-looking elements.