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Kasganj SP transferred; situation tense but under control: Key points

Kasganj SP transferred; situation tense but under control: Key points

At least three shops, two private buses and a auto were torched on Sunday, after a young boy was killed in clashes following stone-pelting by a mob on a motorcycle rally taken out to celebrate Republic Day.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Monday said that the communal clashes in Kasganj were a blot on the state's reputation and asked the government to ensure that such incidents do not occur again, The Indian Express reported. Following this, an exchange of bullets took place in which Chandan Gupta, 22, who was part of the bike rally, died after he was sacked in the chest.

The two Hindutva groups had taken out a Tiranga (tricolour) rally on the Mathura-Bareilly highway on Republic Day. So far 112 persons have been cornered for the clashes.

Heavy security deployment has been in place in Kasganj city.

The violence escalated over the weekend with shops and vehicles set on fire.

Prohibitory orders remained in place and security forces maintained a strict vigil to keep the situation under control, an official said.

"The situation is returning to normal, which is a good sign", he said.Singh attacked the SP and the BSP for blaming the BJP government for the incident.

He added the police was trying to make people "understand communal bonhomie". "Sufficient police personnel have been deployed".

Following violence between two communities in Kasganj, superintendent of police Sunil Kumar Singh has been transferred to Meerut and a magisterial probe has been ordered to investigate the clashes, media reports said.

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya described the violence as unfortunate, and said the people behind it would not go unpunished.

On Friday, the police said a few unidentified miscreants had hurled stones at the motorcycle rally. Here are the top 10 developments: 1) Yogi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 million: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Sunday granted an ex-gratia of Rs 2 million (20 lakh) to the bereaved parents of Chandan Abhishek, who lost his life in the clash, said Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar. While declining this compensation, Gupta's mother also demanded that her son should be given 'shaheed' status.

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