Situation returning to normal in Nakod
Saharanpur: Communal riots broke out in Nakod, Saharanpur in the beginning of September on some minor ground. In retaliation, people belonging to one community attacked a school and some students were injured. Shiv Sainiks spread rumours in neighbouring villages and issued provocative statements against Muslims in Panchayats and Mahapanchayats. They spread a rumour that two persons, Vikas and Amit were killed and this led to riots in different places. Some BJP, Shiv Sena, BSP, Lok Dal and SP leaders pressurised the police to file FIRs against 17 persons of a particular communit though all of them denied the charges against them. However, swift action by the police and responsible citizens of both the communities brought the fluid situation under control. People are all praise for the police for bringing the situation under control quickly.
Saharanpur SSP, Shafi Ahsan Rizvi, contradicted the rumour of the death of two persons and confirmed that they are all right. About a dozen persons belonging to both the communities, including a Shiv Sena activist and Rao Sabir, vice chairman of Nakod municipality, were arrested. As a precautionary measure, the police and PAC personnel have been posted in the affected areas. SSP Rizvi and SP, Pushpak Jyoti, have given a stern warning that mischief mongers would not be spared.
On the third day of the incident no case of violence was reported. Situation is fast returning to normal, though buses are still not plying on the Nakod highway and shops remained closed.
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