New Delhi: Multiple hoardings with photos and names of protesters who were involved in creating violence during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in December last year in Uttar Pradesh have been put up in prominent intersections in Lucknow, reportedly on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Also Read - Anti-CAA Stir: Activist Sadaf Jafar Released on Bail, Says 'Fear of Being Jailed Gone'
Through the hoardings, the Uttar Pradesh government has asked protesters to pay the compensation for the alleged damage made to public property in the state capital. Also Read - Anti-CAA Protests: Bail For Activists Sadaf Jafar, SR Darapuri; No Evidence of Rioting Found
The hoardings further said that if the trouble maker fail to pay the amount, their properties will be attached. Also Read - Mira Nair Demands Release of 'A Suitable Boy' Star Sadaf Jafar, Latter Arrested in Lucknow After CAA Protest
Activist-politician Sadaf Jafar, lawyer Mohammed Shoaib , theatre personality Deepak Kabir and former IPS officer SR Darapuri have been named in the hoardings. At present, all these people are out on bail.
Earlier, the UP government had sent individual property attachment notices to several accused involved in the violence. Incidentally, the state has recorded the highest number of deaths during the violence.
Last month, the Allahabad High Court had dismissed a petition challenging recovery notices served on anti-CAA protesters for alleged damage to public property. The court was hearing the plea filed by protesters who had challenged the notice issued by the UP government for the recovery of damages allegedly caused to public property during the anti-CAA protest.
In December, protest against the amended citizenship act had turned violent in UP. The police had claimed that 60 of their personnel suffered bullet injuries while trying to control mobs.