‘Divijay`s claim on death toll in police firing baseless`
The Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday termed as `baseless` Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh`s claim that more than four persons were killed in the police firing on agitating farmers in Bhatta Parsaul village.
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday
termed as "baseless" Congress general secretary Digvijay
Singh`s claim that more than four persons were killed in the
police firing on agitating farmers in Bhatta Parsaul village.
"Such an allegation is baseless and false. Only four
persons, including two policemen and two civilians were killed
in the clash in Bhatta Parsaul," Special Director General of
Police, Brij Lal told reporters here.
Several leaders were arrested and later released while
attempting to reach the village there, he said.
Social activist Medha Patkar was arrested from
Dhankaur and was later released at the state border, he said.
Similarly, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan was arrested
bear Noida border and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh
Hooda`s son Deepender was stopped at Aligarh-Gautam Buddha
Nagar border, Lal said.
He said BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
and Arun Jaitley were arrested in Ghaziabad on apprehension of
breach of peace.
"Section 144 has been clamped in Bhatta Parsaul," Lal
On reports that people were not being allowed to reach
Bhatta Parsaul, he said that there was no restriction on the
movement of local people.