Centre seeks report from UP government on Kasganj arson

New Delhi, Jan 31: The Centre on Tuesday sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the situation in Kasganj district that which witnessed the killing of a youth on the Republic Day and subsequent violence.

The Home Ministry sought the detailed report, including on measures taken to ensure peace in the district, Ministry sources said.

Following the killing of the youth, three shops, two buses, and a car were burnt by a violent mob. The district administration said it had taken a slew of measures to contain lingering tension, with the state government removing the Superintendent of Police.

As many as 118 persons have been arrested in connection with the violence, according to inputs with the Home Ministry's Control Room.

Besides police, units of anti-riot Rapid Action Force has been deployed in sensitive locations in the district to maintain vigil and check untoward incidents, a senior Ministry official said.