Gzb violence: FIR against 14 named, 400 unknown
Following the clash between the protesters and the police over Ala Hazrat Haj house in Ghaziabad on Monday night, the police registered an FIR against 14 named and 400 unidentified persons as accused for creating violence and stone pelting when the police officials were trying to evacuate the spot.
"The stone-pelting incident injured eight policemen and two persons from the general public. Police have also arrested three in connecting with the incident. The arrested persons who have been sent to the judicial custody were identified as Naseem Khan, Pooja Chaddha and Sameer Ali. An FIR in connection to the same has been registered at Sahibabad Police station. The accused have been booked under stringent IPC sections including 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (assault) and 147 (rioting). The PAC and civil police have been deployed at the site and the situation is under control," said Akash Tomar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad.
The protest has been led in the wake of opening the Ala Hazrat Haj house which was sealed upon an interim order of the National Green Tribunal.
On Monday, the congress leaders joined the protesters and demanded the district administration to act immediately into the matter and provide a respite to the Haj pilgrims coming from Uttarakhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh by allowing them to stay in the Haj House. But the district administration contended that it was not the custodian of the building.
On Monday evening, the protestors turned violent and they attacked the police and vandalized three vehicles of the commuters on GT road and a traffic police jeep. In the fatal incident, a lady police constable was injured and suffered fracture in her hand. Following the incident, a delegation of workers from UP Congress Committee met district administration officials demanding a fair probe into the matter.