Muzaffarnagar: UP cop admits lapses

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 17:14 hrs

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.

The police have arrested eight people in connection to the matter so far.

Section 144 has been imposed in the area.

In a separate incident, unidentified people attacked a woman and her husband near Hussainpur village. The woman was killed in the incident.

Communal clashes at Muzaffarnagar left more than 40 people dead and forced 40,000 people into refugee camps earlier this year.

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