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Saharanpur violence: Flag march organised by police in four violence-hit villages

Lucknow: Police conducted a flag march in the Shabbirpur, Badgaon, Chandrapura and Maheshpur villages of violence-hit Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, though no untoward incident has been reported, an official said.

Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar told IANS the situation was under control but as a precautionary measure the deployment of Rapid Action Force (RAF) and the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) platoons will remain in place till further orders.

File photo of UP Police personnel (image for representative purpose only). AFP

File photo of UP Police personnel (image for representative purpose only). AFP

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has made it clear that no politician will be allowed to visit the strife-torn countryside, as violence had broken out soon after the visit of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati.

Congress leader PL Punia and former Union Minister Kumari Shhave been denied permission to visit the villages.

Sources said intelligence inputs suggest that the situation in the seven villages around Shabbirpur remains tense and "something to be watchful and worried about".

Peace committees in many villages have been sensitized and have been asked to ensure that communal harmony is maintained. Sub Divisional Magistrate Rampur Maniharan has also been transferred for dereliction of duty.

Published Date: May 26, 2017 13:20 PM | Updated Date: May 26, 2017 13:30 PM

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