11 arrested as cop killed in stone pelting

Ghazipur, Dec 30 Day after a police constable was killed and six other cops were injured by workers of Nishad Party, a two-year old political group, that took to the streets in UP’s Ghazipur, the city police on Sunday arrested 11 people and registered 92 FIRs in connection with the case.


The Uttar Pradesh police registered FIRs against 32 named and 60 unidentified in connection with the killing of a police constable Suresh Vats during stone pelting by a mob in the city after the Prime Minister visit on Saturday.


Additional director general of Police, (law and order) Anand Kumar has confirmed about 11 arrest so far and even revealed that a general secretary of the Nishad party was responsible for the entire incident.
Ghazipur District Magistrate K Balajee said here on Sunday that several police teams have been constituted for arrest of the accused persons.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath has already announced an ex gratia payment of Rs 50 lakh to the family of the deceased besides a government job and extra ordinary pension to the widow.


On Saturday , supporters of the Nishad Party demanding reservation to the Nishad community were slated hold a demonstration at Saryu Pandey park in the city but the authorities did not give permission due to PM’s visit.
The police also took in custody a senior leader of the Nishad Party to prevent any untoward incident.


But in protest against the detention, the Nishad Party supporters staged a chakka jam at Kathwamor.


Later when police tired to disperse the protesters, they pelted stones in which police constable Suresh Vats (48) received head injury and later died at the hospital. In the brickbatting 6 policemen were also injured.
ADG (Varanasi zone) PV Rama Shastri, who is camping in Ghazipur said that stern action will be taken against the culprits involved in the killing of the police constable.


Meanwhile, V P Singh, son of deceased constable Suresh Vats who died in Ghazipur in a stone pelting incident has questioned the functioning of the police in the state.

“Police is not being able to protect themselves then what can we expect from them to protect the people ?,” he questioned.


He further said that,” What will we do with compensation now? Earlier, similar incidents took place in Bulandshahr and Pratapgarh but tge police system was not spruced up ” he said.

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