Uttarakhand: Shoot-At-Sight Order As Miscreants Pelt Stones, Set Police Vehicles On Fire After ‘Illegal’ Madarsa Bulldozed In Haldwani

Uttarakhand: Shoot-At-Sight Order As Miscreants Pelt Stones, Set Police Vehicles On Fire After ‘Illegal’ Madarsa Bulldozed In Haldwani

Initial reports suggest that many officials, police personnel and journalists were injured in the clash

Abhishek SinghUpdated: Thursday, February 08, 2024, 09:02 PM IST
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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami gave shoot-at-sight order as miscreants threw stones at police officers and set their vehicles on fire after local authorities bulldozed an allegedly illegal madrasa in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani on Thursday.

The purported video of the violent clash surfaced on X (formerly known as Twitter) showing the state of lawlessness in Haldwani on Thursday evening.

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As per reports, Haldwani municipal corporation officials, today, razed an ‘illegally’ built madrasa in Banbhulpura police station area using a JCB machine. During this, a large number of Municipal Corporation teams including Municipal Commissioner Pankaj Upadhyay, City Magistrate Richa Singh, SDM Paritosh Verma were present.

Responding to this brazen action by the authorities, a group of miscreants resorted to violence by throwing stones at police officers present at the scene. Initial reports suggest that many officials, police personnel and journalists were injured in the clash. After this, as per reports, police resorted to lathi charge and fired tear gas shells at the miscreants.

As the current situation is escalating, additional security forces have been called to Haldwani. Reports suggest that Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is conducting a meeting with top authorities to assess the situation and has issued shoot-at-sight order. The district administration has imposed curfew in Haldwani's Banbhoolpura area.

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