It mentioned about the arrests made by the police and the circumstances leading to the death of 22-year-old Chandan Gupta. At least 118 people have been arrested in connection with the violence. As per reports on India Today, an unidentified person shouted "Pakistan Zindabad" triggering the communal clash. Although Kasganj remained peaceful on Wednesday, a Congress delegation was stopped from entering the restive district, with police citing law and order problems.
Several questions have been asked in the report including, what was the reason behind the spread of violence?
"One of my friends informed me about rumours on the social media about me getting killed during the violence, but I was not present in Kasganj".
"After the stone pelting, a shot was sacked from somewhere which hit Chandan Gupta", the report accessed by The Hindu said. "My government will make lives of such people who disrupt peace miserable", he told a gathering at an event in Gorakhpur, his one time parliamentary constituency. Another police report said that for showing the facts of Friday's violence, senior journalists of Kasganj and also of a national electronic media based in Lucknow, were threatened by some Hindu activist group.
Supporters of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and other Hindutva organisations on Wednesday took out a procession and two-wheeler rally in Agra in Uttar Pradesh despite restrictions imposed on the assembly of four or more persons in the town.
The violence erupted when two groups clashed over the "Tiranga rally" and reportedly threw stones and fired shots at each other.
District magistrate of Kasganj, RP Singh, also confirmed Saleem's arrest to the press.
The police will intensify motorcycle patrolling in different areas of the city, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Aligarh, Sanjeev Gupta said, adding that he, too, was keeping a close watch on the situation. "They need to be dealt with strictly", he said.