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Minor’s killing: Aligarh administration on high alert, Tappal mahapanchayat prohibited

Provincial Armed Constabulary and Rapid Action Force personnel staged flag march at various places in the area to maintain law and order

Police are keeping a tight vigil in Tappal and surrounding areas to prevent any untoward incident (file photo).
Police are keeping a tight vigil in Tappal and surrounding areas to prevent any untoward incident (file photo).

NH Web Desk

The Aligarh administartion is on high alert amid the call of a mahapanchayat (grand assembly) at the Tappal village on Sunday.

The police have blocked the entry points to Tappal to prevent people from reaching the village and have arrested six people for violating Section 144 of CrPC (prohibiting of assembly of four or more people), which is in force in the area. Police stopped the Hindu Manch activists going to Tappal at the Jalalpur police post.

Tension prevails in the region in the aftermath of the murder of a three-year-old girl in Tappal. The village's bazar wore a desreted look on Sunda as the police, Provincial Armed Constabulary(PAC) and Rapid Action Force (RAF) jawans kept a tight vigil and staged flag march at various places.

Police have also put up barricades 200 metres away from the victim's and the accused's houses.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Prachi, who too wanted to go to Tappal, was stopped at Jewar by the police. The administration has appealed to the Hindutva outfits to stay calm.

Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Akash Kulhari said that social media was being monitored and if anyone tried to spread rumours on the social media, they would be stritcly dealt with. Those forwarding the "Tappal Chalo" (move to Tappal) message on WhatsApp were being warned to desist from such activities, he said.

The police have already arrested all the four accused in the case.

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