Uttar Pradesh witnessed massive protests against the revised Citizenship Act this month, with the death toll reaching 16 across the state. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had warned of strict action against those involved in stone-pelting and damaged public property. Police became the first part of the country to initiate the process for recovery of damage to government property, including motorcycles, barriers, rung.
In a report, 28 people in Rampur district arrested because the administration held them responsible for acts of violence and damage to government property.
Authorities have also sought clarification as to why recovery should not be made for the loss of Rs 14.86 lakh. The notice cites property damage of Rs 14,86,500. This includes, among others, a police jeep of the Bhot police station (Rs 750,000), a sub-inspector’s motorcycle (Rs 65,000), a city Kotwali police station motorcycle (Rs 90,000), wireless set, hooter/loudspeaker, ten rungs, included. Three helmets, three body protectors.
The police issued Rampur District Magistrate Aunjaney Kumar Singh s Comment on the 28 people notices after their role in the protests.
We issued notices to 28 individuals whose role the police found during the investigation. The police produced evidence against him. He (28) has been asked to submit his response within a week. Otherwise, the recovery process will be initiated against him. Some of the 28 people have been arrested while raids are on to trace others. An accused and his family can present evidence to support his plea that he has been booked incorrectly in the case, ”said Singh.
According to the district administration, the notices were issued after the state government issued an order based on an instruction from the Allahabad High Court. Uttar Pradesh Police has videos, photographs, CCTV footage of people involved in anti-CA protests.
The state police said on Monday that they had launched a popular front in connection with the violence in the state capital against the amended Citizenship Act last week. The head of state and 16 other activists of the Islamist organization have been arrested. Police said Wasim, the head of the organization, was arrested on charges of violence.