CAA protests: In one of worst-hit UP towns, 6 deaths, ‘no bullets found’
This town of bangle and glass factories was among the worst affected in the recent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Uttar Pradesh, which were met with a police crackdown. Of the 19 deaths in alleged police action in the state, six happened in Firozabad, apart from injuries to 75, including 18 policemen, on December 20.
The hospital version in most cases is that while the men carried bullet injuries, they had not found a bullet.… The Firozabad police has maintained that they didn’t fire a single bullet. In case of each of the six deaths, police told The Indian Express, they had registered a case and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was probing.
Dr R K Pandey, Chief Medical Superintendent of S N Hospital, Firozabad, where three of the post-mortems were conducted, told The Indian Express, “In two bodies we found there was entry and exit of bullets but no bullet was found inside. The third case was of a head injury and no bullet marks were found.”…
- Allahabad HC Takes Suo Motu Cognisance of Crackdown on CAA Protests (Jan 8, 2020, The Wire)
- After Kanpur, two shot in December 20 Bijnor violence to be probed as ‘accused’ (Jan 6, 2020, Indian Express)
- UP Police Admits It Wrongly Accused Innocent Muslims Of Violence During Anti-CAA Protest (Jan 8, 2020, Huffington Post)
- Anti-CAA protests: Out on bail, Sadaf Jafar says was tortured and called Pakistani (Jan 8, 2020, Indian Express)