Lucknow: Persons Accused Of Violence in Anti-CAA Protests Slapped With Gangster Act

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They have been accused of firing on the Police with an “intention to kill”, in addition to setting a police outpost on fire in Satkhanda area of Lucknow.

Lucknow| On Friday, nearly 85 days after violence during anti-CAA protest, the Lucknow police imposed Gangster Act against 28 people arrested in connection with the violence, loot and setting ablaze a police outpost in Thakurganj police station limits on December 19 last year.

Additional deputy commissioner of police (west) Vikas Chandra Tripathi said as many as 28 people, including their ‘gang leader’ Mohammed Tahir, were arrested in connection with two cases registered for setting ablaze Satkhanda police outpost and looting police belongings during ant-CAA protests.

They have been accused of firing on the Police with an “intention to kill”, in addition to setting a police outpost on fire in Satkhanda area of Lucknow. They have also been accused of damaging and looting other government offices and setting public/ private vehicles on fire.

“Over a dozen people were arrested from the spot while others were arrested after been identified through photographs and video footages of the violence,” he stated.

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Tripathi said most of the accused booked in the fresh FIR under Gangster Act are still in jail and those out on bail would be again arrested. He said the police decided to book them under the Gangster Act as investigations confirmed that they acted as a gang and intentionally targeted police outpost and police personnel during the violence. He said the police had sufficient evidence against them to justify imposing of Gangster Act against them.

As per press note released by Lucknow police, the accused have charged with Gangster act as investigations confirmed that they acted as a gang and intentionally targeted police outpost and police personnel during the violence.

Tripathi further stated that the police have ample evidence against the accused to justify the imposition of the Gangster Act against them.


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