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UP: Police Releases Pictures Of 'Rioters' During Anti-CAA Protests, Requests Public To Help Identify Them

Lucknow And Firozabad Police Have Released Pictures Of Several Rioters Who Were Involved In Violence In The Cities.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 26 Dec 2019, 04:41:39 PM
Posters with these pictures have been put up several places including the Clock Tower in Old Lucknow

Posters with these pictures have been put up several places including the Clock Tower in Old Lucknow (Photo Credit: News Nation)

New Delhi:

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has promised severe action against those involved in violence during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the state. The UP Police and state government are taking strict measures to inflict costs upon the rioters for their actions and the damage done to public property. Moving in that direction, the UP Police is now working hard to identify and take action against such people.

Lucknow and Firozabad police have released pictures of several rioters who were involved in violence in the cities.

Lucknow police has released pictures of several people and appealed to the general public to help identify them. Posters with these pictures have been put up several places including the Clock Tower in Old Lucknow. According to police, these people were involved in violence in the city on December 19.

Firozabad Police also released pictures of a hundred more rioters who indulged in violence in the city on December 20th. In the posters released on social media, the Firozabad Police appealed to the citizenry to identify the rioters and help the Police nab them.

Earlier, trhe Uttar Pradesh Police also released a video of the violence in Meerut during the protests against citizenship law in which the cops are being attacked by the protesters. The series of photos and videos released by the police show two men firing at cops during the protests in Meerut last Friday. While 16 people died across the state during clashes over the past week, Meerut registered the highest number of deaths at six.

The police has maintained that they did not shoot anything other than plastic pellets and rubber bullets. The only place in UP where the police has admitted that a protester was killed in firing is Bijnor. 

"As many as 288 policemen were injured in violence that erupted across 21 districts. Sixty-two of them suffered firearm injuries," Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh said at a press conference held over the weekend.

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First Published : 26 Dec 2019, 04:17:59 PM