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12 booked under NSA in UP for mob lynching over suspicion of child-lifting | Bareilly News

Bareilly: After a series of recent mob attacks over suspicion of child-lifting in western UP, the police have finally come down heavily on the perpetrators by slapping the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against 12 persons on Friday. All of them were arrested in Sambhal on charges of lynching an ailing boy’s uncle on Tuesday on suspicion of child-lifting.
Director general of police OP Singh instructed the department through a video message on Thursday to deal with law-breakers with an iron hand and book the accused and rumour-mongers unde the NSA. Additional superintendent of police, Alok Kumar Jaiswal, said that police had begun the process to impose NSA on all accused nabbed in lynching case.
Police said that they were probing the matter and more names of individuals involved in mob lynching may be added in the FIR. The Sambhal incident took place under Chandausi police station area on Tuesday. Residents of Chhabada village, Raju and his brother Ramavtar, were taking their nephew Ravi to a doctor when they were stopped and taken to the nearby farm land by a mob and thrashed with sticks and belts. Raju succumbed to injuries while Ramavtar was referred to a Moradabad hospital where he is stated to be critical.
Chandausi SHO Jitendra Singh said that they were conducting frequent raids to arrest the accused involved in mob lynching. Notably, fearing the police raids, most of the youngsters have fled the village. Only women, children and elderly persons are left there.
“We have arrested 12 accused so far and are trying to trace others who were captured in the video shot by a villager while they were brutally beating up the two brothers. The accused persons are being identified and their names will be added in the FIR. Besides, we have initiated the process to charge them under the NSA,” the SHO said.
Meanwhile, on Friday, one Nakhuru Singh and his son Guddu were arrested from Siyahavali village of Hayatnagar police station area for allegedly spreading child-lifting rumours. Besides, 10 persons from various villages under Dhanari police station limits were let off by the police with a strict warning. Cases have been registered against them under section 151 (arrest to prevent the commission of cognisable offences) of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
SHO Dhanari inspector RP Singh said that they have launched a massive campaign in the area checking mobile phones of the villagers with the deleted messages related to fake information of child-lifting. Action was initiated against those who had rampantly shared such messages on other WhatsApp group, Singh added.
Similarly, in Moradabad, police have arrested two accused Masihtullah and Mustar Ali lodging an FIR under sections 147 (punishment for rioting), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 505 (with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public) on the basis of a complaint filed by Israr Khan, a resident of Manpur under Dilari police station limits. Khan alleged that the two accused with about 10 unknown persons had assaulted his father Ashfaq Khan posing him as child-lifter as they had old enmity with them.
Preventing another mob attack incident in Bareilly, the police on Friday rescued a person from Purana tri-junction in Aonla sub-division. Sanjeet Paswan was being assaulted by a mob on suspicion of child-lifting. The victim is a native of Vaishali in Bihar. Police arrested five persons Bharat Singh, Shameer, Amir Khan, Kamil and Azeem. Sub-inspector Brijpal Singh said that nearby 50 people had assembled and started thrashing Paswan.
“Lodging FIR against five known and 50 unknown persons under sections 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC, all five accused have been sent to jail,” ASP (rural) Sansar Singh said.

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