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Saharanpur caste violence: 2 arrested, Internet services restored

Two persons were today arrested in connection with the violence in Saharanpur on May 9 in which a police chowki and 20 vehicles were set ablaze.

PTI, Saharanpur [Published on:04 Jun 2017, 10:34 AM IST]
2 arrested in Saharanpur caste violence
2 arrested in Saharanpur caste violence

Two persons were today arrested in connection with the violence here on May 9 in which a police chowki and 20 vehicles were set ablaze, even as the authorities restored Internet services in the district. 

Additional Superintendent of Police Prtabal Pratap Singh said that two main accused, Rajan and Kadam Singh alias Shivam were arrested by the SIT with the help of local police. 

During interrogation, Rajan and Kadam have confessed to their involvement in the violence, another senior police officer claimed. 

The two have been sent to jail. 

Meanwhile, Saharanpur DM P K Pandey said that the Internet services have been restored in the district but the administration is keeping an eye on social media through surveillance teams of Saharanpur, Meerut and Lucknow. 

On May 9, a police chowki was burnt, over 20 vehicles torched while several instances of stone-pelting and clashes were reported from across Saharanpur.