Muzaffarnagar administration constitutes special cell to probe cases of violence during 20 Dec anti-CAA protests

The Muzaffarnagar administration has constituted a special investigation cell to probe cases of violence during the protests against the amended citizenship law

Press Trust of India December 23, 2019 12:46:11 IST
Muzaffarnagar administration constitutes special cell to probe cases of violence during 20 Dec anti-CAA protests
  • The district administration has constituted a special investigation cell to probe cases of violence during the protests against the amended citizenship law

Muzaffarnagar: The district administration has constituted a special investigation cell to probe cases of violence during the protests against the amended citizenship law, police said on Monday.

The cell will comprise 18 police personnel, including 13 inspectors.

Superintendent of Police (Crime) RB Chaurasia said the special cell has started investigating 24 cases registered in connection with the violence on 20 December. The cases are registered against 262 people of whom 48 have been arrested, he said.

Police personnel are deployed in adequate numbers to thwart any untoward incident, Chaurasia said.

In Uttar Pradesh, 16 people died and 263 police personnel were injured during anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests. Restrictions on mobile internet services is still in place in the state.

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