Breaking his silence on the communal clashes in Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday warned of strict action against the perpetrators of violence and said those indulging in anarchy will not be spared.
His remarks came after violent clashes broke out in Kasganj last Friday in which one person was killed and two others were injured.
“Our government is committed to provide security to each and every citizen. Those indulging in anarchy will not be spared,” he told reporters.
The chief minister warned that strict action will be taken against the perpetrators of violence and no guilty will be allowed to go scot-free.
At least three shops, two buses and a car were torched after one Chandan Gupta was killed in clashes following stone pelting by a mob on a motorcycle rally taken out to celebrate Republic Day.
As many as 118 people have been arrested in connection with the violence following which security forces are maintaining strict vigil.
The incident drew flak from Governor Ram Naik who described it as a “blot” on Uttar Pradesh+ and said it was a “matter of shame”.