Tension in Saharanpur, Bijnore after Opposition win in bypolls
Tension in Saharanpur, Bijnore after Opposition win in bypolls

Tension in Saharanpur, Bijnore after Opposition win in bypolls


The victory of Opposition candidates in Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur Assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh has created law and order problem, as the victory procession, banned by the authorities, has led to clashes during the past two days.

A report from Saharanpur on Saturday said the supporters of RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan pelted stones at the house of a BJP leader in Lakhnauta village under Gangoh police station on Friday evening.

In a police complaint lodged by BJP's district coordinator Salman Zaidi, the RLD supporters first came in front of his house and danced. Later, when he shut the doors of his house, they pelted stones and abused his family.

"There were around 50 supporters of the MP, who even threatened to burn the house, if BJP flag on top of his house was not removed," he said.

Police said they are investigating the incident and appropriate action would be taken against the culprits.

Meanwhile, tension prevails in Khaspura village of Bijnor, where a violent clash occurred between BJP and SP during a victory procession of SP candidate Naemul Hassan in the Noorpur Assembly constituency.

Though the incident happened on Thursday evening, but situation was still tense, police said here on Saturday.

According to police reports, swords were used and stone pelting and even firing occurred during the clash. A vehicle was also vandalised in the process. A case has been registered against 26 persons of both sides.

The village has two factions, one each from the Sikh community and Jats. While the Sikhs supported the SP candidate, the Jats supported the BJP candidate. The winning SP candidate was on the spot, when the clash took place.

According to a complaint filed by members of the Jat community, some Sikh youths shouted slogans in support of Hasan. When Jats objected, the Sikh youths allegedly attacked them.

Police have filed a case against 11 members of the Jat community and 15 from the Sikh community under relevant sections of the IPC. (UNI)