VIDEO:minutes before chandan was shot; and here is the name of muslim killer

Kasganj: Days after the communal violence in Kasganj claimed the life of a person, politics over the issue has ensured that tensions continue to simmer in the region. Reports have now emerged that Wasim Javed, who has been accused of killing Chandan Gupta, is said to have associations with the Samajwadi Party.

At least three shops, two buses and a car were torched after Gupta was killed in clashes following stone- pelting by a mob on a motorcycle rally taken out to celebrate Republic Day.

olunteers of organisations like the Vishva Hindu Parishad, Hindu Mahasabha and ABVP had taken out the rally – ‘Tiranga Yatra’. After passing through the Kotwali area, they were about to pass through a Muslim dominated area when some people objected to its passage.

This resulted in heated exchange of words and eventually escalated to firing in which Gupta lost his life, according to officials.

On Tuesday, Uttra pRadesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath reacted on the situation and said that “anarchy won’t be tolerated in the state”. He said, “Strict action will be taken against miscreants.”