Top cop blames ‘non vigilant’ administration for Aug 17 violence
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Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Jagmohan Yadav on Sunday said that had the state machinery been more vigilant, the incidents of August 17 in which mobs protesting Assam crisis indulged in violence, would have been averted. Violent protests erupted in Lucknow, Kanpur and Allahabad on August 17 as mobs protesting the "attacks on the Muslims" in Assam and Myanmar, went on a rampage, attacking passers-by and vandalising shops and vehicles. "It can not be denied that had the administrative machinery been more vigilant, the unfortunate incidents of August 17, which resulted in widespread damage to property and an atmosphere of tension just before the festival of Eid would have been averted," said Yadav.
A high-level probe has been ordered into the incidents, he added.
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