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UP’s Mau District Asks 26 to Pay Rs 49 Lakh for Damage to Property during Anti-CAA Protests

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Recovery notices demanding payment to the tune of Rs 49 lakh were issued to 26 people for allegedly causing damage to public property during the 2019 anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests by Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district administration.

Each person is required to pay roughly Rs 1.90 lakh after the administration evaluated the damage, a report in the Indian Express quoted District Magistrate Amit Singh Bansal as saying. The notices have been issued based on a chargesheet filed by the local Dakshintola police station.

The accused had gathered at a crossing under the Dakshintola station limits in support of the students of Jamia Millia Islamia on December 16, 2019. They had pelted stones at a bus coming from Azamgarh and hurled petrol bombs at police, fired in the air with country-made pistols and vandalised shops and vehicles, police said.

The police said that a case was filed against the 26 named in the report — identified using photos and videos of the incident — and other unidentified people under a number of charges including attempt to murder.


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