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Kannauj clash: BJP leaders booked for firing, inciting violence

08, Jul 2015

Sunday’s violence stemmed from a dispute between a landlord and a tenant. Imran Warsi’s shop was taken on rent by his neighbour Satish and had remained with the latter for over 50 years.
Written by RAMENDRA SINGH | Kannauj | Updated: July 8, 2015 1:47 am
Long before Hindus and Muslims clashed in Kannauj after a Muslim landlord asked his tenant Satish Chandra Gupta to vacate his shop Sunday, leaving one dead, the area has been simmering with tension amid increasing political rivalry between a resurgent BJP and the ruling SP.
Two days after the clash, an uneasy calm prevailed in the narrow lanes of Kannauj Tuesday, even as police and PAC personnel patrolled round the clock.
Besides the arrest of BJP district vice-president Vir Singh Bhadauriya and lodging of an FIR against city president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Chhotu Yadav, police are probing the role of BJP leader Subrat Pathak, who had lost the 2014 Lok Sabha polls to Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav.

 

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