Saharanpur SSP alleges mob attack incited by MP

On the occassion of Ambedkar Jayant,i a permission for procession from a particular village was asked by the BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma, but the permission was denied as there were communal tensions in that area. But they still took the procession out from that place. Then, the people of other community started pelting stones on the procession and the police had to fire. BJP MP Lakhanpal Sharma blamed the police for not controlling the riot and led a mob to the Love Kumar's (SSP) home and incited the mob to vandalise the place, scaring the police and officer's children and relatives who were inside the house. A FIR has been filed. SSP Kumar was later transferred to Noida.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Unknown
Location of incident Private Residence perpetrator Religion Hindu
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Date of incident: April 22, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Senior Superintendent of Police Love Kumar
    Name of Perpetrator BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Saharanpur
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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