Government and private property was largely destroyed after violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Uttar Pradesh. In an embarrassment to the Yogi Adityanath government, which is taking strict action against those who indulged in violence during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests, the police has served a notice to a man who died six years ago.
The case is of Firozabad in western Uttar Pradesh where four people died in clashes on 20 December. About 35 cases were reported on violence, of which 29 were named. 14 people were arrested and Firozabad Police had jailed them. After the violence stopped, the local police sent a notice to at least 200 people asking them to explain why action should not be taken against them for the violence during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests. A notice was also sent in the name of Banne Khan, who died six years ago at the age of 94.
Notices were also sent to two other men 93 year old Fasahat Meer Khan, who has been bedridden for months and 90 year old Sufi Ansar Hussain, who is suffering from pneumonia and has just returned from a Delhi hospital after his treatment have also received similar notices by the police.
Regarding the case, Congress leader Dharam Singh Yadav said that Banne Khan, a resident of Mohalla Kotla, Thana South Zone, has died six years ago, while Fasahat Meer Khan and Sufi Ansar Hussain are older people who are more than 90 years old. They still cannot walk due to ill health. He said that when the matter was brought to the notice of Municipal Magistrate Kunwar Pankaj, he assured to investigate the matter.