Lucknow, Aug 14: Not wanting a repeat of the violence following the Tiranga Yatra on the Republic Day this year, the local administration in Kasganj has denied permission for any such procession on Independence Day on Wednesday. “No permission has been given to any yatra on Independence Day by the administration. If school students want to take out a tableau, they are allowed. No other yatra will be allowed by the administration which is not taken out traditionally,” Additional Superintendent of Police, Kasganj, Pavitra Mohan Tripathi told PTI over the phone. Also Read - Attack: Abhishek Bachchan Wishes 'Baba' as John Abraham Begins Shooting For Action Drama
During Tiranga Yatra on Republic Day, 22-year-old Abhishek Gupta alias Chandan was shot dead by some people after which a series of violent incidents rocked Kasganj. Security personnel have been deployed in Kasganj to maintain law and order, and over 100 suspected people are bound under Section 116 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), officials told the news agency. Also Read - Lt Col MS Dhoni Plays Cricket With Kids in Leh, Twitter Lauds Former Team India Captain | SEE POSTS
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC have also been enforced in the district, they said. Various organisations had sought permission to organise Tiranga Yatras on August 15, claiming that it was a tradition but the district magistrate has not granted any permission to them. Also Read - Punjabis Know How to Celebrate Independence Day
On January 26, clashes had broken out in Kasganj after a group of bikers holding a Tiranga Yatra were allegedly attacked by members of another community. Chandan had died while several were injured. Many shops in the area were also gutted. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had assured of stringent action against those who were involved in the violence. The Centre, too, had sought a detailed report from the UP government. Inspector General (IG) Sanjeev Gupta had said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted and a magisterial inquiry had also been ordered to probe the violence.