The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday admitted lapses on the part of the force after fresh violence occurred at the Muzaffarnagar district.
UP Director General of Police(DGP) Devraj Nagar, who rushed to Muzaffarnagar, told reporters, "The kind of incident which happened yesterday can definitely be attributed to lapses on part of the police."
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said strict action will be taken against those responsible for the fresh violence at Muzaffarnagar district.
"No one is above the law of the land. Strict actions will be taken against those responsible for violence in Muzaffarnagar," Yadav told media on Thursday.
Tension gripped Muzaffarnagar district as at least four people were killed in two separate incidents of violence on Wednesday, reports said on Thursday.
In the first incident, at least three people were killed during clashes between two groups from two neighboring villages after an argument over a land dispute reportedly turned ugly.