Kasganj Clashes: One More Accused Arrested In Chandan Gupta’s Murder Case


KASGANJ, UTTAR PRADESH: Police arrested one more person accused of the killing of Chandan Gupta in Kasganj today, a senior official said.

“One of the defendants in the Chandan Gupta – Salman murder case has been arrested, we have recovered a gun made in the country and two cartridges of him, the arrested defendant is a resident of Mohalla Nawab of Kasganj,” Superintendent of Police Piyush Srivastava. he said today.

Earlier, on January 31, police claimed to have detained Saleem, the main defendant in the case of Chandan Gupta’s murder.

Subsequently, on February 3, one more person, Rahat, was arrested in connection with the murder.

Gupta was killed in the communal violence that erupted in Kasganj on Republic Day. He died of gunshot wounds. The massacre provoked a spiral of violence in the western city of the UP, in which at least three stores, two buses and a car were burned down.

The administration also broke the whip in a WhatsApp group that operates here.

“The police have registered cases in several sections of the IPC against Ram Singh, WhatsApp group administrator, for posting unpleasant and community messages and images, and against the Ajay Gupta group member for spreading the enmity between people of two communities. registered a case against them in Ganjdudwara Police Station, “said District Judge RP Singh.

The DM added that Ram Singh had been arrested while Ajay Gupta was running away.

The police had obtained information that some people were posting objectionable messages and inciting the community and images in a WhatsApp group. Both the administrator of the accused group and the member are believed to be the residents of Ganjdudwara.