Police allegedly Vanadalised Muslim Houses

On 25th May, in Taprana village of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh police attempted to arrest a fugitive named Afzal, a man accused of cow slaughter. He had returned to his village on Eid. Unable to find Afzal, police officers along with the Superintendent came back on the night of 26th May and vandalised lose to 35 houses. According to residents, they barged into houses, attacked innocent bystanders, broke household appliances and damaged cars. Women in the village also claimed that their jewellery and money was taken. According to residents, the violence lasted two nights. Police sources allege that the residents had pelted stones on the police and injured 3 officers, after which they arrested 30 people including Afzal and registered cases against 100.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 35 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Police / Investigating agency Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Police is allegedly part of the Perpetrator(s) :Police barged and ransacked houses, attacked residents, caused damage to property including cars and stole jewellery and money. Current status
Charges Filed According to police sources 30 residents have been booked and cases filed against 100 under various sections of IPC Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: May 29, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious festivals/worship
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Residents of 35 houses in the village
    Name of Perpetrator Local Police
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Shamli
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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