Friday ‘namaz’ In Sensitive Areas Of Kanpur Passes Off Peacefully | Kanpur News

Kanpur: The Friday ‘namaz’ at all mosques located in sensitive pockets of Kanpur passed off peacefully amid tight security arrangements. The police also prohibited the entry of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Kerala member of Parliament ET Muhammed Basheer, who had arrived in Kanpur on Thursday night by train to visit the riot-affected areas.
In view of the June 3 violence after Friday prayers, the police had made strict security arrangements with heavy deployment of forces at Parade and its adjoining areas here on Friday. The police and district administration officials, who were continuously patrolling with RAF, PAC and police force, did not allow crowd to gather anywhere.
During and after the prayers, drone teams in the trouble-prone areas kept a strict vigil on the movement on the terraces of houses along the streets. Eight drones are being used to monitor the violence-hit area. The police also conducted flag marches in sensitive pockets of the city. In the presence of police force, Nanpara Mosque of Yatimkhana, Mohammadi Mosque of Talaq Mahal, Baksu Pada Mosque at Nai Sadak, Dildar Khan Mosque of Lakkarmandi, Salar Bakhsh Mosque, Bukhari Mosque in Gammu Khan Hata, Arshfabad Mosque of Jajmau, Dada Mian Mazar Mosque, Colonelganj, prayers were held peacefully. “Apart from deployment of security forces on the road, a team of more than 100 Cyber police personnel were deployed to keep an eye on social media,” DCP West BBGTS Murti informed TOI. So far, more than 55 trouble-makers have been nabbed by the police. A poster has also been issued by the police of 40 suspects. One more accused, Akmal, was arrested on Thursday.
ADM City Atul Kumar said, “Heavy police force remains deployed in all sensitive points to deal with any kind situation. The suspects were closely monitored. No one was allowed to stand in groups. There was a complete ban on all programs including processions and ‘bandh’ to avoid any untoward situation. There was a ban on the gathering of five or more people at one place.”
The police also prohibited the entry of Muhammed Basheer. He represents Ponnani Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala and reached Kanpur from Delhi by Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani Express at around 2:30 am on Thursday. As soon as the police got to know about his arrival, they rushed to the Kanpur Central station and prevented him at the station itself.
Muhammed Basheer wanted to visit the violence-hit areas and meet the local people. Along with this, he was demanding to allow him to meet the top district officials, police said. Muhammed Basheer tweeted, “Detained by UP police at Kanpur after trying to visit its people who are being targeted by Police for protesting blasphemy. Leaving now for Delhi as per strong request from senior officials. We will continue fighting back against this undemocratic behaviour.” However, the police told him that Section 144 was in force in the city and the entry of any outsider was prohibited. Later, he was sent to Delhi by car under police escort. DCP East Pramod Kumar Singh said that the MP from Kerala had returned to Delhi. “No outsiders will be allowed to enter the city, as it could disturb the peace of the city,” he added.

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