Video showing gun-wielding men surfaces from Kasganj district in Uttar Pradesh

The video which was shot from a rooftop also has several gunshots sounds, and the police are reportedly probing the clip in order to find out those responsible for the clashes.

Published: 31st January 2018 01:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st January 2018 02:47 PM   |  A+A-

File photo of cops patrolling areas near Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh. (ANI Twitter Photo)

By Online Desk

In a video that has reportedly surfaced from Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh, a group of men are seen on a road, armed with guns, clubs and sticks.

On Republic Day, communal clashes broke out during a 'Tiranga Yatra' here and a youth named Chandan Gupta was shot dead. 

The video which was shot from a rooftop also has several gunshots sounds.

According to sources, police are probing the video in order to find out those behind the clashes. 

The violence broke out on Friday, after a 'Tiranga Yatra' was taken out by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists to mark the 69th Republic Day.

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However, the clashes started after an argument took place between two groups when the yatra was passing through a Muslim neighbourhood. 

Meanwhile, visuals of 21-year-old Chandan Gupta riding on a bike as part of the Yatra is also among the videos that have emerged from Kasganj.

Gupta is among those bikers who are driving at a high speed, with the riders holding national flags and saffron ones. The men can be heard shouting "Vande Mataram" and "Bharat Mata ki jai".

The Centre had yesterday sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the situation in Kasganj district. The Union Home Ministry has sought a detailed report on the situation and measures taken to ensure peace in the district.


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