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Sonbhadra Massacre rocks UP Assembly, house adjourned for 40 mins

In the din, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath read out a report on the Sonbhadra shootout in which 10 tribals lost their lives when armed henchmen of a gram pradhan showered bullets.

 

Lucknow| The Uttar Pradesh Assembly was adjourned for 40 minutes Friday amid an uproar by the opposition over the law and order situation in the state.

The opposition was belligerent as soon as the House met for the day. Members belonging mostly to the Samajwadi Party rushed to the well with placards and raised anti-government slogans.

In the din, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath read out a report on the Sonbhadra shootout in which 10 tribals lost their lives when armed henchmen of a gram pradhan showered bullets on them Wednesday.

Also Read: Sonbhadra massacre: 10 Adivasis killed in a land dispute, 24 arrested

Repeated pleas of Speaker Hridaya Narayan Dixit asking opposition members to resume their seats went unheeded and he adjourned the House for 40 minutes, barely 10 to 15 minutes after the day’s proceedings commenced on a rough note.

What is Sondbhadra Massacre:

Around 10 people have died and 18 were injured in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district after a land dispute turned into a violent clash on Wednesday.

The entire dispute is based on a plot of land located in Sonbhadra’s Ghorawal area. The land belonged to an IAS officer who sold it to the village head, Yagya Dutt. Dutt who wanted to take possession of the land reached the spot with his henchmen in 10 to 12 tractors. The village heads henchmen then open fire at the villagers who opposed them from taking over the land.

The deceased and injured all belong to Adivasi tribe Gond. 9 people have died on the spot while one scummed to injuries on Thursday. The police meanwhile have filed a fir against 61 people and have arrested 24 people in the case along with Girish and Vimless, the nephews of the village head.

CM Yogi monitors probe:

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth has instructed state Director General of Police to personally monitor the case and ensure action against the culprits. CM Yogi has directed the Additional Director General (Varanasi zone) and Mirzapur police commissioner to investigate the cause of the clash.  CM Yogi has also announced an ex-gratia of 5 lakh rupees to the deceased.

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