The kiosk torched in a sporadic act of violence

The kiosk torched in a sporadic act of violence. Kasna district magistrate RP Singh rushed to the spot and firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The latest incident is contrary to the district administration’s claim that the situation has been controlled.

Peace remained elusive in Kasganj where miscreants set a kiosk on fire Sunday morning three days after violence rocked the town claiming the life of a young man in a clash between two groups over a motorcycle rally to celebrate the Republic Day.

“The district of Kasganj has not witnessed any major clash or violence resulting even in injury to anyone during last three days after clashes killed one person. We are doing our best to control the situation but the miscreants are now resorting to stray attacks on shops and abandoned objects lying in the city just to draw attention towards them,” the DM said.

“The kiosk burnt on Sunday morning is in continuation with such design of miscreants. We are working round the clock to arrest miscreants and end such stray incidents,” Singh said.

On Saturday, there had been widespread arson and vandalism after the cremation of Chandan Gupta, the man killed in on Friday. Shops at Ghantaghar were burnt down and private buses parked on Nadrai Gate were set on fire.

The district administration blocked the internet on Saturday evening to prevent rumour mongering.

Additional Director General of Police Ajay Anand claimed on Saturday evening there has been no incident after 2 pm. But later at night miscreants set ablaze an abandoned car and a pharmacy.

The cases arson and vandalism have taken place despite a heavy deployment of police forces including the provincial armed constabulary (PAC) and the rapid action force (RAF).

The administration has officially not imposed curfew in Kasganj but policemen on patrol are asking people to stay indoors.

The markets remained closed in Kasganj for the third day and the vendors selling vegetable on the roadside were not permitted to do business Sunday.

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