Lucknow: The prime accused in the murder case of Chandan Gupta during Kasganj violence has been arrested on Wednesday.
Police arrested the main accused Salim from Kasganj today for the murder of Chanda Gupta who died on January 26. As many as 118 people have been arrested in connection with the violence while security forces were maintaining a tight vigil.
At least three shops, two buses and a car were torched after Gupta was killed in clashes following stone- pelting by a mob on a motorcycle rally taken out to celebrate Republic Day.
Volunteers of organisations like the Vishva Hindu Parishad, Hindu Mahasabha and ABVP had taken out the rally – ‘Tiranga Yatra’.
After passing through the Kotwali area, they were about to pass through a Muslim dominated area when some people objected to its passage.
This resulted in heated exchange of words and eventually escalated to firing in which Gupta lost his life, according to officials.
On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath reacted on the situation and said that “anarchy won’t be tolerated in the state”. He said, “Strict action will be taken against miscreants.”