The crime branch and Chakeri police have detained youths planning to set fire to the Ramadevi police post in Kanpur in protest against the central government's 'Agnipath' scheme. Kanpur Joint Commissioner of Police Anand Prakash Tiwari said that the youth should not be involved in any such work. Otherwise strict action will be taken.
Kanpur: There was an attempt to spoil the atmosphere in Kanpur, UP in protest against the central government's 'Agneepath' plan, but the vigilance of the police did not allow this to happen. Under the leadership of DCP (East) Pramod Kumar, the Crime Branch and Chakeri Police have detained seven youths who conspired to spoil the atmosphere by doing objectionable chatting on WhatsApp.
According to the WhatsApp chat, there was a plan to burn the Ramadevi police post in Kanpur under the guise of protesting against the 'Agneepath' plan, but the police took the youths into custody in time. At present, the police is interrogating all the accused who made the plan in custody. According to the police, the name of this WhatsApp group was Boycott TOD ie Tour of Duty. Apart from this, not only the talk of blowing the checkpoint has been written in the WhatsApp chat, but there is also talk of jamming the highway. Chatting was happening between many people in this group.
Kanpur's Joint Commissioner of Police said this
Regarding the viral WhatsApp chat related to the protest against the Agneepath scheme, Kanpur Joint Commissioner of Police Anand Prakash Tiwari said that all the boys associated with such WhatsApp groups in the city have been identified. It is an appeal to all the students not to indulge in any such work. We will investigate such people who are planning such illegal activities, we will take action as per law.
Protesters torched a police post in Aligarh
According to UP ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar, the youth's protest against the Centre's new 'Agneepath' scheme for recruitment in the armed forces took a violent turn in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. During this, not only did the protesters set a train empty coach on fire in Ballia, but a police post was set ablaze in Aligarh. He said that in the Tappal area of Aligarh, a group of some youths set ablaze the Jattari police post located on the Aligarh-Palwal highway. Apart from this, he also set a police vehicle on fire. At the same time, the protesters also pelted stones at some private vehicles stranded between Aligarh and Tappal. Khair's police officer Indu Siddhartha was also injured during the violent demonstration.