Over 300 persons arrested in arson case

Last Updated: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:52

Lucknow: Over 300 persons were arrested after four vehicles were allegedly set afire on Thursday by an angry mob in Ambedkar Nagar district of the state, police said.
Tension gripped the city area yesterday, when some motorcycle-borne youths, hit a `kanwariya`, following which an angry mob resorted to ruckus and arsoning, IG, Law and Order, Amrendra Sengar told reporters.

He said due to some rumours, over 250 kanwariyas today set afire four vehicles including two roadways buses in Amri village.

Later, police reached the spot and controlled the situation, Sengar said, adding that over 300 persons were arrested in this connection.

PTI

First Published: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:52

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