Following BJP MP Hukum Singh’s claim that 346 Hindu families have fled their homes in Kairana, Uttar Pradesh, the Shamli district administration have formed four teams to find out if allegations have any truth behind it.
Singh had claimed that 346 Hindu families had left the town after they were subjected to “threat and extortion by criminal elements belonging to a particular community”.
The newly formed teams would be led by a tehsildar-rank officer and would also include a revenue officer and constables.
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Police added that the have already arrested 25 people connected to those cases.
Shamli District Magistrate Sujeet Kumar on June 10 had asked SDM Ram Avtar Gupta and Deputy SP Bhushan Verma to look into the allegations after he learnt about the list.
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Talking about the teams formed, SDM Gupta said, “If families are not found at their address, the teams will find out where and when they have gone. They will also record the statements of locals to know the reason behind them leaving their home.”
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He had also given names of 10 people who were murdered for allegedly not paying extortion.
When questioned about police probe and their findings, Hukum Singh said he would soon be releasing more names of the Hindu families that have left another town due to extortion.