218 arrested from Lucknow over anti Citizenship Act protests

  • | Saturday | 21st December, 2019

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh police has arrested 218 people in connection with the violence that broke out in Lucknow, Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh said on Saturday. The police official said that while the total number of arrests made in the state was unclear "218 people have been arrested in connection with the protests in Lucknow. "He added that investigations were underway to identify any possible involvement of NGOs and people affiliated with political parties in the protests. Earlier, amid the raging protests, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had appealed to people to maintain peace and do not believe in any rumours. The Chief Minister has also directed police to search for those who are misleading people regarding the Act and spreading rumours and causing violence.On Friday, police-protestors clashes erupted in different districts of Uttar Pradesh including Bahraich, Bareilly, Varanasi, Bhadohi, Gorakhpur, Sambhal etc.

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