Saharanpur violence well-planned conspiracy: Adityanath government

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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.

Members of the Musahar community have claimed that Gorakhpur officials distributed soaps and perfumes in slums and asked them to clean themselves and their houses before the visit of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to their locality.

The police have detained over two dozen people in the district and deployed government forces in huge strength to contain the situation and prevent situation from worsening.

Mishra said the situation is likely to become normal in the next 24 hours. "Four companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been sent to Saharanpur to help the state government maintain law and order following a request of the Uttar Pradesh government", Home Ministry spokesperson Ashok Prasad told reporters. Although a day later, she disowned any connection with the locally grew Bhim Army calling it a BJP outfit. However, he conceded that the incidents had not attained the magnitude that was witnessed over the last month, beginning from April 20.

Violence again erupted yesterday where one man was killed by the gunshot of an unidentified person which also injured another person today, as reported.

Earlier, the District Administration in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar asked the residents to have a bath before attending a meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath so they "smell good".

The first death took place on 5 May when 15 people were also injured.

Bablu Kumar, a senior police officer, said on Thursday that 24 people had been arrested in recent days.

The cast violence in the district has left killing of three youths and leaving several others injured. The top official vowed to ensure that those responsible for the violence would not be spared but made it a point to stress that "no innocent will be made an scapegoat" either.

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