Published On : Sat, May 27th, 2017

After Rahul Gandhi, former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav denied entry to Saharanpur

Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has been denied permission to strife-torn Saharanpur.

Earlier, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was stopped from entering the area by the authorities.

Saharanpur has witnessed widespread caste-based clashes his month.

Violence first broke out in Saharanpur about 40 days ago following a procession to mark Ambedkar Jayanti. On May 5, a person was killed and 15 people were injured in clashes in which houses of Dalits in Shabbirpur were torched by Thakurs.

About a dozen police vehicles were set ablaze and 12 policemen were injured on May 9.

On May 23, another person was shot dead and two others were wounded, following which the government suspended the SSP and district magistrate and transferred the divisional commissioner and the deputy inspector general of police.