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38 arrested in Saharanpur post unrest caused by clashes

Monday, 28 July 2014 - 9:44am IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: Zee Media Bureau

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An uneasy calm prevailed on Sunday in violence-hit Saharanpur where 38 people were arrested as a political blame game erupted with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing Samajwadi Party (SP) of indulging in "vote-bank politics" and the Congress blasting the Uttar Pradesh government for "lapses". 

Curfew and shoot-at-sight orders remained in force for the second day in the wake of clashes between two communities over a land dispute with some indulging in arson. 

"38 persons have been arrested in connection with the incidents of violence," Saharanpur District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari told reporters.  "The situation is moving towards normalcy," she said, adding, three persons were killed in the violence that also left 33 injured. 

She said 22 shops were gutted or damaged and 15 four-wheelers torched in the incidents. 

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