Kosi Kalan violence: Non-bailable warrants against 101 locals

The Mathura police have obtained non-bailable warrants against 101 persons from a local court for their alleged involvement in the communal clash which took place in Kosi Kalan area on June 1 this year. In its five-month investigation, the police found they had actively participated in the violence.

"We moved court to seek warrants against them after they went untraceable. A hunt is on to trace them", said Anil Kumar Rai, Additional SP (Rural).

The accused are all local residents of Kosi Kala. During investigation, the police also sought the help of local media houses to get photographs and videos of the incident to identity of those involved.

Clashes broke out between members of two communities following an argument between two persons over the use of water at a religious place on June 1. Four persons died and several were injured. The dead were identified as Salauddin, Sonu, Kallua, his younger brother Bhura.

In connection with the incident, the Mathura police registered a total 221 FIRs at the Kosi Kalan police station. Twenty-seven persons were arrested and sent to jail.

The Mathura police have arrested one Gyan Singh for his alleged involvement in the killings of Kallu and Bhura, who were thrashed unconscious and later thrown into a burning shop.

The police have sought warrants against two persons for the death of Salauddin and three for the killing of Sonu. Investigation is on in the murder case, the police added.

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