12 arrested in Azamgarh

Dalits attacked at Sikandarpur Ayama village in Maharajganj police station area

12 arrested in Azamgarh

Azamgarh: The police on Friday arrested 12 persons of a community who were allegedly indulged in attacking a group of dalits at Sikandarpur Ayama village in Maharajganj police station area on Wednesday evening. A man hunt has been launched to nab seven other absconding accused, and a reward of Rs. 25,000 each has been announced on them. The Maharajganj SO Virendra Pandey has been suspended for laxity in duty.

12 arrested in Azamgarh

According to reports, the dalits were allegedly attacked with sticks and deadly weapons by the people of another community on Wednesday evening. Several persons were injured in the attack. The police lodged an FIR against 19 persons under sections 147 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 271 (disobedience to quarantine rule) of IPC and sections of Epidemic Act, SC/ST Act and Criminal Law Amendment Act.

12 arrested in Azamgarh

Following the complaint of Vinod Kumar, the police arrested 12 accused including Parvez, Faizan, Noor Alam, Sadar-e-Alam, Amir, Ashif and Suhail. According to Azamgarh SP Triveni Singh, some youths of Muslim community allegedly used to harass and pass on indecent remarks on the girls and women of SC community. When objected they allegedly attacked the SC people. He said that over 10 persons were injured in the attack. The injured persons were admitted to the hospital. Four teams of policemen have been formed to nab the absconding accused. The SP said that since the crime was of serious nature impacting law and order situation, the process of NSA and Gangster Act has been initiated against the accused.


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