Highlights

  • Kanpur petrol pump for ‘selling fuel in bottles’
  • Posters carrying photos of accused put up
  • Several FIRs filed for social media posts

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Police have also started putting up posters carrying photos of at least 40 people allegedly involved in the clashes. 

The Uttar Pradesh government has sealed a petrol pump in Kanpur’s Beckanganj after CCTV footage showed people taking fuel in bottles from the filling station ahead of the Friday’s clashes where petrol bombs were hurled.

A Police officer said that since the sale of petrol in bottles is prohibited, the licence of the petrol pump has been suspended till further inquiry.

Police have also started putting up posters carrying photos of at least 40 people allegedly involved in the clashes.

Police on Monday arrested nine more persons, taking the total number of arrests to 38. Police also lodged a fresh FIR against eight persons – one Facebook account and seven Twitter handles — for allegedly spreading fake and provocative content about the June 3 violence.

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Clashes erupted in parts of Kanpur on Friday during a protest over the statements made on the Prophet by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma during a TV debate on May 27.

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