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Rakesh Sinha | HENB | Fatehpur | January 16, 2016:: Fatehpur is still under tension after the riot broke when the Muslims attacked a Hindu Procession in the town carrying a Ram Temple Tableau in it. Though police told the situation now under control.
As many as 27 persons were arrested on on 14th January in connection with the communal clashes which took place during a ‘shobha yatra’ that was taken out on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Fatehpur town, police said.
Twenty-seven people were arrested after an FIR was registered by Jehanabad police in connection with the incident, IG (Law and Order) A Satish Ganesh said here.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Praveen Togadia on Thursday distanced himself from violence in Fatehpur’s Jahanabad, saying administration must not dare to put the onus of unrest on him as it had happened before his speech.
Pravin Togadia was in the city when 6 shops and 3 vehicles were set afire in UP’s Fatehpur district after two communities clash during Makar Sankranti procession. About ten people, including policemen, were injured.
The Zonal IG and DIG are camping in Fatehpur, where the situation is returning to normal, Ganesh said, adding that PAC and civil police have been deployed at sensitive spots.
He futher said that an additional force has been provided to the district, where it will remain for some time.
Tension gripped the town yesterday when brickbats were hurled by members of two communities during the annual ‘shobha yatra’ in Kazipura Kasauli locality under Kasba Jehanabad police station area.
Strong reinforcements from the RAF and PAC were rushed to the affected area, while an alert was sounded in adjoining districts of Hamirpur, Kanpur and Kaushambi.
Officials reiterated that trouble erupted when the shobha yatra deviated from it’s traditional route and a section of people from another community objected as the procession also displayed a model of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya.
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