Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami speaks at the Nari Shakti Mahotsav event in Haridwar on Monday.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami speaks at the Nari Shakti Mahotsav event in Haridwar on Monday.Photo | X@pushkardhami

Haldwani violence: Police station to come up on land 'freed' from encroachment, says CM Dhami

The chief minister reiterated that the government will not tolerate such acts of violence and the police are constantly working to arrest those involved in the incident.

HARIDWAR: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday said a police station would be constructed on the land freed from encroachment in Haldwani's Banbhoolpura, where violence erupted last week after authorities razed an "illegally built" madrasa.

Referring to the Haldwani violence, the chief minister, who came here to participate in the Nari Shakti Mahotsav, said the manner in which police personnel and journalists were "attacked by unruly elements cannot be condemned enough".

Dhami said several acres of land were freed from encroachment during the demolition drive in the 'Malik Ka Bagicha' area of Banbhoolpura.

Taking to 'X', CM Dhami wrote, "Now a police station will be constructed at the place where illegal encroachment was removed in Banbhulpura, Haldwani."

"This is a clear message from our government to the miscreants and rioters that no one who plays with the peace of Devbhoomi will be spared; there is no room for such miscreants in Uttarakhand," he added.

The chief minister reiterated that the government will not tolerate such acts of violence and the police are constantly working to arrest those involved in the incident.

"The law is taking its course. Whoever was behind this conspiracy will soon be brought before the public," he added.

Six people, including five alleged to be rioters, were killed while 60 others were injured in the violence that erupted on February 8 during the demolition of the madrasa and a structure where namaz was held.

The police have so far arrested 30 people on charges of inciting violence during the demolition drive.

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