Haldwani Violence:6 Dead and nearly 100 Injured, Uttarakhand Put on High Alert

Haldwani  : The death toll in the violence that broke out in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani on Thursday over the demolition of an “illegal” madrasa, was revised to six, SP (City), Haldwani said on Friday. Additionally, over 100 policemen were injured in the incident, stated AP Anshuman, State ADG Law & Order.

Six rioters were killed during the previous day’s violence in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani, SP (City), Haldwani was quoted by PTI as saying.

Additionally, the Haldwani District Magistrate Friday said there was an attempt by the mob to “burn the police personnel, who were trapped inside the police station, alive”, according to an Indian Express report.

Authorities were prompted to impose a curfew and deploy paramilitary forces to bring the tense situation under control.

The state government gave a shoot-on-sight order for rioters while also authorising security personnel to use lethal force against any disrupting elements.

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday reached Haldwani and interacted with the police personnel and people who were injured in the violence.

Dhami assured that action would be taken against all those involved in the violence. “The organised attack that took place targeting police, especially women police personnel has disturbed the peace of ‘Devbhoomi’. Journalists were also targeted. Action will be taken against whoever was involved as per law. The arms that were used in the violence will be investigated,” he said.