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We are getting threats, claims father of man killed in Kasganj

The prime accused in the murder of Chandan Gupta was arrested on Wednesday. 

We are getting threats, claims father of man killed in Kasganj

Kasganj: Father of Chandan Gupta, who was killed in clashes in Kasganj on Republic Day, said on Thursday that his family was receiving threats. 

"I was sitting outside, some people came on the bike in morning. Stopped bike for a second and said that the accused are going to jail, but others are still there. Don't take enmity with us. We will see you," Sushil Gupta, father of Chandan, said. 

"Our life is under threat, also my daughter is under threat. I ask judiciary, Yogi ji (Uttar Pradesh CM) to give us licensed arms so that we can secure our safety. We also ask for security cover like security guards till we are under threat," he added, as per ANI.

Meanwhile, the prime accused in the murder of Chandan was arrested on Wednesday. "Saleem, the main accused, has been nabbed," IG, Aligarh range, Sanjeev Gupta had said.

"Based on his interrogation, a country-made pistol used in the murder was recovered from the Baakner area," he had added. "Saleem has admitted that he had opened fire at Chandan," Gupta had claimed.

Additional DG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar had also said that according to the FIR and statements by some of the witnesses, Saleem was the person who opened fire from the roof or balcony of his house.

Saleem, and his two brothers, Naseem and Waseem, were accused of killing the 22-year-old college student, police officials had said. Asked about Saleem's age, police officials had said he was below 30 years.

Meanwhile, the UP government has submitted a report on the incidents in Kasganj to the Union Home Ministry conveying that the police were probing the violence and whether it was pre-planned, an official said, PTI reported.

The state government's report contains details about the arrests made by the UP Police and circumstances leading to the death of Chandan, he added.

The killing had led to further violence last week. At least three shops, two buses and a car were torched after Gupta died of gunshot wounds. Clashes occurred in the town following stone-pelting by a mob on a motorcycle rally taken out to celebrate Republic Day.

(With Agency inputs)