Kanpur. Police on Monday arrested 38 more people in connection with the violence that broke out during protests in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur on Friday. This also includes 12 miscreants found on a poster published by the Commissioner of Police on Monday.
A total of 50 people have been arrested in this case so far. Kanpur Police Associate Commissioner Anand Prakash Tiwari confirmed this on Tuesday.
In fact, the Kanpur Police has put up hoardings with the main culprits allegedly involved in the violence and put them up at prominent places in and around the violence-affected areas.
Police officer Anand Prakash Tiwari said: “We have identified 100 other rioters and stone-pelters through CCTV footage and video clips.”
He said that the search operation is on and every possible hideout is being searched to ensure that the rioters are arrested at the earliest.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) (DCP) Pramod Kumar said that 25 rooms with photographs of 20 key criminals allegedly involved in the June 3 violence have been set up in the affected areas and their surrounding areas.
In these posters, the police have appealed to the public to help identify and give information about the rioters. In addition, telephone numbers of station officers and high-ranking police officers are also provided.
Besides this, three more special teams have been formed to assist the Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by DCP (South) Sanjeev Tyagi. The first special group of four led by Additional DCP (East) Rahul Meeta.
It has been set up to monitor the CCTV footage to identify all the respondents and to hand over the CCTV footage to the SIT.
Another special five-member panel headed by Deputy Commissioner Swarup Nagar Brijnarayan Singh has been entrusted with the responsibility of investigating the matter of giving petrol in open bottles and containers from the service station.
A third team headed by Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Cantonment) will monitor inflammatory, false and hateful social media posts.