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Three Killed in Violence in Saharanpur, Curfew Clamped

Three persons were killed and 19 others, including policemen, injured today as violent clashes broke out between two communities over a land dispute in Saharanpur as mobs indulged in arson, after which curfew was clamped and shoot-at-sight ordered.

"Three persons, including traders leader Harish Kochar, Arif and an unidentified person were killed in clashes between the two communities," Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukul Goel told PTI in Lucknow.

Five policemen, city magistrate, and 13 others were injured. A constable Shensar Pal was stated to be in a serious condition in Chandigarh PGI after suffering a bullet injury.

District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari and SSP Rajesh Kumar Pandey told the media in Saharanpur this evening that shoot-at-sight order has been issued.

Police fired rubber bullets to control the situation as mobs went on rampage setting several shops afire.

Prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC have been invoked in the district and curfew has been clamped in six areas, Commissioner, Saharanpur, Tanveer Zafar Ali said.

Senior administrative and police officials were rushed to the spot to pacify the rival groups.

DIG STF Deepak Ratan and Bhuvnesh Kumar, who was Commissioner of Saharanpur earlier, have been rushed from Lucknow by helicopter to control the situation, sources said.

Besides, 18 companies of additional force including eight of PAC, six of CRPF ,two of RAF and two of ITBP have been deployed in the troubled areas, sources said.

"As per the information received so far, there was a dispute over land between two communities which escalated this morning," Goel said.

Trouble began when members of one community started construction work at the site in Kutubsher area in the wee hours this morning, which was objected to by the other group.

Both the sides indulged in heavy brick-batting, arson and opened fire and there were reports of several shops being gutted in the clash, police said.

Even as curfew has been clamped, sporadic incidents of clashes were reported.

The ADG said senior officers were camping in the area.

Saharanpur is nearly 170 km from national capital Delhi and 560 km from state capital Lucknow.

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25/D-51
Aug 26, 2014
02:51 PM

""" Son-in-law of Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Maulana Bukhari and MLC Umar Ali is also an accused in this case, which had been lodged by Sardar Gurucharan.

Police said both the cases were being investigated by the crime branch of the district police.''

'Former Congress MLA Imran Masood has been booked in two cases, including rioting and attempt to murder, in connection with violent clashes in Saharanpur which left three persons dead.

"Two cases have been lodged against Masood, in which the main accused Moharram Alia alias Pappu is also an accused, at Kutubsher police station in Saharanpur" a police spokesman said on Thursday.


He said that the first case was lodged against Pappu, Masood and mob under Sections 147 (unlawful assembly), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 427 (mischief causing damage), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the IPC.''


indiatoday.intoday.in/story/imran-masood-booked-rioting-saharanpur-clashes-jama-masjid-shahi-imam-maulana-bukhari/1/376043.html

Incidentally Father in Law of the culprit Umar Ali is the same person whom Sonia ji approached to ensure Secular Votes were not divided during last General Elections.

Imam Jama Masjid not only issue Fatwa not vote for BJP also Imam sahib himself went to  Kashi to ensure Modi's defeat.

Inspite all the efforts of the Imam Sahib Congress still got only44 seats.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
24/D-41
Aug 26, 2014
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"He jokingly said: I prefer to be the 'EDITOR' of Vinod Mehta so that i do get mentioned often in last page of 'Outlook'"

VNKM sir,

Every dog has his day but Vinod Mehta's has his last page :-)

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
23/D-39
Aug 26, 2014
01:16 PM

D L Narayan sir
".We can go back further in time to the pre-Independence era when dogs were treated as royals in Junagadh."
The other day I was reading Dr. Brian weiss, 'Many lives many masters, which talk about the continuation of life after death.
A friend of mine came and birth after death was discussed.
He jokingly said: I prefer to be the 'EDITOR' of Vinod Mehta
so that i do get mentioned often in last page of 'Outlook'

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
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Aug 25, 2014
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" Do you have any idea of How once Devilal's Beffellows are treated ?"

Sure do. We can go back further in time to the pre-Independence era when dogs were treated as royals in Junagadh.

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D.L.Narayan
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21/D-110
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08:17 PM

D L Narayan Sir
Do you have any idea of
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You are right, political connection pays.

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
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