Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has sent out a stern warning to all the violent protesters on Saturday. Lauding the police department of the state, the Chief Minister’s office tweeted, “Every rioter is shocked. Every troublemaker is shocked. Everybody has fallen silent after seeing the strictness of the Yogi Adityanath government. The Chief Minister has announced that anybody who damages public property will have to pay up. Every violent protester will cry now because there is a Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh.”
Another tweet says, “After seeing the all-powerful form of Yogi Adityanath’s government, every rioter must be thinking that he has made a big mistake by challenging Yogi’s authority.”
Violence related to the Citizenship Amendment act in several parts of Uttar Pradesh led to arrest of more than 1,100 people and preventive detention of over 5,500 people. Death toll in clashes across the state is at 19.
Over 300 people were sent notices over the same across the state, according to government officials. Those served notices were identified on the basis of the CCTV and video footage of the violence. The district magistrate has set up a four-member committee to oversee the entire process which will be completed in 30 days after which property attachment will begin.
As a preventive measure, internet services were snapped in several parts of the state for over a week. Reports say that over 10 people were killed in violent clashes last weekend in Uttar Pradesh. Keeping in view the nature of such violence, security forces conducted flag march in Gorakhpur on December 26. Gorakhpur Superintendent of Police (SP), Sunil Gupta said, “We conducted flag march to instill a sense of security among people. During last Friday prayers, stone pelting incidents happened that was curtailed.”
However, this weekend, situation in UP remained preferably under control.
Meanwhile, a media report suggests that the police FIR named 3 dead people in their list. Postmortem of one of the victims mentioned bullet injury as well. The family of the victim alleged that, doctors refused to treat gunshot wound.
Another media report says, Zahir Ahmed, a resident of Meerut, who was allegedly killed in the clashes despite not being a part of it, was also named in the FIR filed by UP police.