Lucknow: On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Police razed an “illegally constructed” residence of Prayagraj violence accused Javed Ahmed, after the Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) earlier put a demolition notice at the residence. A heavy security force was deployed in front of the property and started demolishing the home of a politician accused of leading violence on Friday.
Javed Mohammed, a Prayagraj-based politician, who, the police claim is one of the “masterminds” behind the Friday violence in the city. There was major stone-throwing in at least two Prayagraj localities and it took the police over five hours to restore peace.
Some flags and a poster with the slogan “When Injustice Becomes Law Rebellion Becomes Duty” were found in the house during the demolition activity.
Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) had put a demolition notice at Mohammad’s house, asking him to vacate the house by 11am today. The demolition notice says the house was “illegally constructed”.
The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested over 300 people from various districts in the state in connection with Friday’s protests. Among those arrested, 91 were held in Prayagraj and 71 in Saharanpur and 51 in Hathras, the police said.
CM Yogi strict on violence
While giving strict instructions to the officers yesterday, CM Yogi said that strict action should be taken against the rioters. The damage caused in the violence should be compensated by the rioters and today the administration took a big action in this case, bulldozer action was taken at the house of the main accused of violence Javed Ahmed Pump. Two bulldozers have arrived at Javed Pump’s house to take action.