Kasganj, Feb 2: The main accused in Kasganj violence, Salim, has confessed to firing shots and killing Chandan Gupta on January 26, TV reports claimed on Friday. The Uttar Pradesh Police had arrested him five days after the incident in connection to the killing the 22-year-old college student. At least three shops, two buses and a car were torched after Gupta died and as many as 118 people have been arrested till now.Also Read - Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Project: How PM Modi’s Dream Project Will Boost Religious Tourism | SEE PHOTOS

Meanwhile, Zee News has reported that Salim’s brothers – Naseem and Waseem – too had fired shots. Notably, the police have intensified the combing operations to nab the duo. (Kasganj Violence: Security Outside Chandan Gupta House Beefed up After His Father Claimed of Being Threatened) Also Read - UP: 19-Year-Old Killed For Ties With Married Woman In Muzaffarnagar

Earlier, an FIR and statements by some of the witnesses had alleged Salim of opening fire from the roof or balcony of his house during the Tiranga Yatra by ABVP and VHP workers on Republic Day. (ALSO READ – Over 100 People Attacked Me: Kasganj Violence Victim Recalls Horror) Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Plans to Operate 36 Pairs of Trains With Additional Coaches In These States | Full List Here

No fresh violence was reported since Wednesday night in Kasganj, a PTI report said. However, the city looks like an impregnable fortress due to the heavy deployment of security personnel.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted to probe the violence that erupted in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj last week. A magisterial inquiry had also been ordered.

The clash broke during an unauthorised bike rally taken out by RSS-affiliated students’ group Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Kasganj to commemorate the Republic Day. Stones were allegedly hurled at them during to the roadshow resulting into violence.

After communal clashes, authorities deployed around 400 jawans of the RAF and the PAC, and rushed eight ASPs, 14 COs and 25 SHOs to bring the situation under control.