Sonbhadra Killings: UP CM Yogi Adityanath Vouches For Stringent Action Against Culprits

Addressing a press conference, UP Chief Minister assured that stringent action would be taken against the perpetrators in the killing that took place allegedly over a disputed land.

Sonbhadra Land Dispute UP CM Yogi Adityanath vouches for stringent action against culprits behind killings
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By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 19 Jul 2019 12:06 PM
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday termed the killing of 10 persons in Sonbhadra as “very unfortunate”.

Addressing a press conference, the Chief Minister assured that stringent action would be taken against the perpetrators in the killing that took place allegedly over a disputed land.


Under the directions of Chief Minister Yogi, a two-member panel had been constituted to probe the incident and its report was submitted to the government on Thursday.

Adityanath said that he had already discussed the issue with Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh.

He, however, added that the conflict dates back to 1955 when the then tehsildar had allotted the land in violation of norms. The Chief Minister pointed that from 1955 to 1985, the land belonged to Adarsh Society, following which it given to an individual.

At least 10 people were killed, while 26 others were injured on Wednesday during a shootout over a piece of land in Sonbhadra district. Apart from meeting the family members, Priyanka was also expected to visit the place of the incident.

However, she did not get the permission to go to Sonbhadra and her convoy was stopped by the police at Mirzapur Narayanpur police checkpoint. Besides, section 144 has been imposed in the area.

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