Kanpur Violence: 29 Arrested Till Now

Story Highlights
  • Documents related to PFI found from main accused Hayat Zafar Hashmi’s.
  • The accused will be booked under the stringent National Security Act.
  • It was Hashmi who incited people which led to stone-pelting.

Kanpur: Police have arrested a total of 29 people involved in the violence that erupted in the city’s Parade Chowk area on Friday, June 3rd. The local Muslim leader, Hayat Zafar Hashmi, was identified by the police as the main conspirator behind the violence.

Hashmi allegedly incited people, which led to stone-pelting and clashes between two groups. Over 39 people, including multiple police personnel, were injured due to this. He has been detained and taken in for questioning.

Along with the stone pelters, the conspirators were also arrested. According to the Kanpur Police Commissioner, statement documents related to the Popular Front of India (PFI)”Documents related to the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and Campus Front of India (CFI) were also found during searches at the premises of Zafar Hayat Hashmi,” said the commissioner.

Adding “all arrests till now are based on photographic and video evidence from the scene of the riots. If there is any laxity on the part of the police officers, action will be taken accordingly.”

Three FIRs have been filed against over 1,000 unknown persons for rioting and violence. The other accused named in the FIR are Ehitsham Kabadi, Zeeshan, Aaqib, Nizam, Azizur, Aamir Javed, Imran Kale, and Yusuf Mansuri, among others.

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