Uttar Pradesh: 1 killed, at least dozen injured in clash over Republic Day flag march in Kasganj (Representative Image)
One man was killed and at least a dozen others were injured after a clash broke out between two groups during a ‘Trianga Yatra’ (flag march) in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj on Friday.
Uttar Pradesh ADG Anand Kumar confirmed the incident to the media. “We have arrested several rioters,” he said
According to Uttar Pradesh Police, clashes broke out between two groups during a flag march, which further escalated to firing of several rounds of bullet in Kotwali area of the city.
Another police officer not willing to be quoted said, “A group of youths associated Vishwa Hind Parishad and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad was carrying out a Tiranga Yatra. When another group pelted stones at the marchers.”
“Soon, it turned into a violent clash. A man suffered fatal injuries in the firing incident. He was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries during treatment,” added the police officer deployed at Kasganj.
He also confirmed that the rioters have set several vehicles on fire.
Uttar Pradesh administration has deployed security personnel in large numbers at Kasganj to prevent any untoward incident in the area.
Chief Secretary Home Arvind Kumar told the media that 12 vehicles were damaged by the rioters.