Eleven people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a police officer yesterday by a stone-throwing mob in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. Two others have been detained for questioning and the First Information Report in the murder case names 32 persons, the police said.
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Updated: December 30, 2018, 01:48 PM IST
Constable Suresh Vats, was on duty for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Ghazipur and was on his way back when he was attacked by a mob of protesters. He died on the spot, one of the policemen present at the time, said.
Pointing out that in view of the Prime Minister’s rally in Ghazipur, any intelligence agency would have known about the protests, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said: “The incident has happened because of what the Chief Minister keeps on saying — ‘thok do’ (shoot them)… The truth is that whichever officer finds out he is going to be transferred, he carries out an encounter and ensures a continuation of postings”.
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State minister Ashutosh Tandon said the government has given orders for investigation in the incident. “Since this government under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath has come to power, law and order is in full control. There is zero tolerance for the guilty,” he said.
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The protesters, the police said, belonged to the Nishad Party, which is demanding a bigger quota in jobs and education. Nine persons have been arrested for rioting and loss of public property.
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