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Haldwani News Updates: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meets injured cops, reviews situation

Haldwani News Updates: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has appealed to the local people to maintain peace and has given instructions to take strict action against the unruly elements. He gave clear instructions that no one will be allowed to play with law and order in the state.

Haldwani: A police officer gestures as a bulldozer demolishes a property during a government demolition drive. (REUTERS)Premium
Haldwani: A police officer gestures as a bulldozer demolishes a property during a government demolition drive. (REUTERS)

Haldwani News Updates: Four people died and over 100 police personnel were injured after violence erupted in Haldwani's Banbhoolpura area on Thursday during an anti-encroachment drive. "Four people died in the violence-hit Banbhoolpura and more than 100 policemen were injured," said State ADG Law & Order AP Anshuman. Following the unrest, the district administration suspended internet services and ordered the closure of all schools and colleges. "Internet services suspended after violence in Banbhoolpura of Haldwani in which so far 4 people have died and more than 100 policemen were injured. The administration has also ordered the closure of all schools and colleges," Nainital District Administration. Uttarakhand government has put a high alert in the state as a precaution after the violence. Earlier, four companies of paramilitary forces were rushed to Haldwani in Nainital district after violence erupted on Thursday in Banbhoolpura during an anti-encroachment drive.

Senior Superintendent of Police Prahlad Meena said the madrasa and the mosque stood on an illegally encroached government land and the demolitions were carried out in the heavy presence of police and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel in compliance with a court order. Angry residents, including women, in large numbers descended on the streets to protest the action as the demolition of the two structures began. They were seen breaking barricades and arguing with the police personnel engaged in the demolition exercise.

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10 Feb 2024, 06:49:14 AM IST

Haldwani News Live Updates: Six 'rioters' killed, say officials

Six rioters were killed in the violence that broke out over the demolition of an illegally built madrasa, officials said Friday as curfew remained enforced in Uttarakhand's Haldwani town.

Several people were hurt as local residents hurled stones and petrol bombs at municipal workers and the police, forcing many police personnel to seek refuge in a police station which the mob then set on fire.

09 Feb 2024, 10:50:40 PM IST

Haldwani violence a 'conspiracy,' say BJP MPs, Shiv Sena blames 'polarisation'

Several MPs from BJP on Friday said the violence in Uttarakhand's Haldwani appeared to be a "conspiracy" and warrants strict action against the guilty, while a Shiv Sena lawmaker termed it a result of "polarisation" created by the saffron party for electoral gain.

09 Feb 2024, 05:27:29 PM IST

Haldwani News Live Updates: Violence claims two lives, three critical, say police

Haldwani violence claimed two lives, three critical, police said on Friday.

09 Feb 2024, 02:15:16 PM IST

Haldwani News Live: Top officials rush to assess situation

Following violent clashes that erupted on Thursday night after an anti-encroachment drive, Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, DGP Abhinav Kumar, and ADG Law & Order AP Anshuman reached Haldwani on Friday to assess the situation.

The state government issued a high alert across the state on Friday, and security was tightened in Banbhoolpura. Meanwhile, the district administration has ordered the suspension of internet services and the closure of all schools and colleges.

Expressing deep concern over the Haldwani violence incident, Nainital District Magistrate Vandana Singh termed the incident unfortunate and assured that the accused will be identified and strict action will be taken against them.

Singh emphasized that the incident was not communal and urged everyone to refrain from making it a communal or sensitive issue. She clarified that no particular community was involved in the retaliation.

"The police station has been completely damaged by the mob...This is an unfortunate incident. The accused will be identified and strict action will be taken. This (incident) was not communal. I request everybody to not make it communal or sensitive. Any particular community did not retaliate...This was an effort to challenge the state machinery, state govt and the law and order situation...A briefing will be done again in the evening," she said.

Nainital DM Vandana Singh said this while addressing the media on Friday, providing details about the incident.

"According to official information till now, two people have died," DM Singh said.

09 Feb 2024, 01:19:03 PM IST

Haldwani News Live: ‘Things will return to normalcy soon’ Chief Secretary of State

On the violence that erupted in the Banbhoolpura area of Haldwani, Chief Secretary of State Radha Raturi said, "We held a meeting and took stock of the situation here. The government will soon restore peace in the region, law of the land will be implemented. And soon, things will return to normalcy. I appeal to all citizens to not spread or pay heed to any kinds of rumours and help maintain peace."

09 Feb 2024, 12:41:12 PM IST

Haldwani News Live: ‘No one has right to take law into own hands’: Giriraj Singh on Haldwani violence

In the wake of violence in Uttarakhand's Haldwani on Friday, Union Minister Giriraj Singh stated that no individual has the right to take the law into their own hands, regardless of the circumstances.

Singh expressed confidence in the Uttarakhand government's ability to handle any such transgressions effectively.

"No one has the right to take the law into their own hands. Be it religious circumstances or any other reason, The Uttarakhand government is able, and if anyone takes the law into their hands, they will handle it perfectly," the union minister told ANI.

09 Feb 2024, 12:07:54 PM IST

Haldwani News Live: BJP MP Ashok Bajpai on Haldwani violence incident a 'conspiracy'

 “Uttarakhand incident is very unfortunate and it appears to be an organised conspiracy," says BJP MP Ashok Bajpai on Haldwani violence.

09 Feb 2024, 12:00:53 PM IST

Haldwani News Live: DM says incident not communal, demolition peaceful, mob attacked force

Security has been heightened in Banbhoolpura, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, after violence broke out on Thursday night, following an anti-encroachment drive. Expressing deep concern over the Haldwani violence incident Nainital District Magistrate Vandana Singh termed the incident as unfortunate and assured that the accused will be identified and strict action will be taken against them. Singh emphasized that the incident was not communal in nature and urged everyone to refrain from making it a communal or sensitive issue. She clarified that no particular community was involved in the retaliation.

"The police station has been completely damaged by the mob...This is an unfortunate incident. The accused will be identified and strict action will be taken. This (incident) was not communal. I request everybody to not make it communal or sensitive. Any particular community did not retaliate...This was an effort to challenge the state machinery, state govt and the law and order situation...A briefing will be done again in the evening," she said.

09 Feb 2024, 11:44:51 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: Uttarakhand CM orders strict action against Haldwani rioters

In the wake of the recent violence in Banbhulpura, Haldwani, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami chaired a high-level meeting with officials on Friday to review the current situation in Banbhoolpura, Haldwani. During the meeting, the CM gave orders to take strict action against the rioters and miscreants involved in the violence that took place. Security has been heightened in the violence-hit area of Haldwani, Uttarakhand, after violence broke out in Banbhoolpura, Haldwani, on Thursday, following an anti-encroachment drive.

09 Feb 2024, 11:39:19 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: 4 dead, over 100 police personnel injured in Haldwani violence, internet suspended, schools closed

Four people died and over 100 police personnel were injured after violence erupted in Haldwani's Banbhoolpura area on Thursday during an anti-encroachment drive, a senior official said.

"Four people died in the violence-hit Banbhoolpura and more than 100 policemen were injured," said State ADG Law & Order AP Anshuman.

Following the unrest, the district administration suspended internet services and ordered the closure of all schools and colleges.

"Internet services suspended after violence in Banbhoolpura of Haldwani in which so far 4 people have died and more than 100 policemen were injured. The administration has also ordered the closure of all schools and colleges," Nainital District Administration.

Uttarakhand government has put high alert in the state as a precaution after the violence.

09 Feb 2024, 11:27:51 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: Haldwani violence claims two lives, three critical

Two persons were killed and three critically injured in the violence that broke out over the demolition of an illegally-built madrasa and a place for offering namaz inside its premises in the town where curfew has been imposed and shoot-at-sight orders issued. Nainital District Magistrate (DM) Vandana Singh and Senior Superintendent of Police Prahlad Meena, who held a joint press conference here on Friday, confirmed the two deaths in the violence that broke out on Thursday.

Meena said the police had to use force in self-defence

09 Feb 2024, 11:25:41 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: ‘It was not an isolated activity and wasn’t targeted towards one asset’ Nanital DM

“It was not an isolated activity and wasn’t targeted towards one asset. A drive has been going on to save the government assets for a very long time in Haldwani. This property is vacant and has two structures nowhere registered as religious structures," says Nainital DM Vandana Singh during a press conference on Haldwani violence.

09 Feb 2024, 11:20:32 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Haldwani violence incident, says ‘No one has the right to take the law in his hands…’

On Haldwani violence, Union Minister Giriraj Singh says, "No one has the right to take the law in his hands. Be it religious circumstances or any other reason. Uttarakhand government is able, and if anyone takes the law into their hands they will handle it perfectly."

09 Feb 2024, 11:13:21 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya call issue ‘worrisome’

On Haldwani violence, UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya said, "This issue is worrisome but the state government and local administration will handle the situation... A large number of illegal encroachments have been made in UP, Uttarakhand and other states, which are also legally vacated..."

09 Feb 2024, 11:05:08 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami chairs high-level meeting

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami chairs a high-level meeting with officials to review the current situation in Banbhoolpura, Haldwani. He has ordered to take strict action against the rioters and miscreants involved in the violence that took place.

09 Feb 2024, 10:54:13 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: 'Efforts were made (by the mob) to terrorize the area': Nainital DM 

Haldwani News Live: DM Nainital, Vandana Singh says, "Maximum force was used for the protest of the police station...As soon as they (the mob) were dispersed from the police station, they headed to the Gandhi Nagar area...People from all communities and religions stay there...Efforts were made (by the mob) to terrorize the area...Our priority was to protect the police station and then ensure that no loss of life or property occurred in Gandhi Nagar...Our efforts were directed to protect the main city of Haldwani..."

09 Feb 2024, 10:51:53 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: Nainital DM shares details on Haldwani violence, says ‘First pelted police station with stones and then…’ Watch

09 Feb 2024, 10:49:36 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: ‘Accused will be identified and strict action will be taken’, says Nainital DM

Haldwani News Live: While addressing a press conference, DM Nainital, Vandana Singh said, "The police station has been completely damaged by the mob...This is an unfortunate incident. The accused will be identified and strict action will be taken. This (incident) was not communal. I request everybody to not make it communal or sensitive. Any particular community did not retaliate...This was an effort to challenge the state machinery, state govt and the law and order situation...A briefing will be done again in the evening..."

09 Feb 2024, 10:48:35 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: ‘Property not registered as religious structure’ says DM

Haldwani News Live: DM Nainital, Vandana Singh said, "...It is an empty property that has two structures, which is not registered as religious structure or has been given any such recognition. Some call the structure a Madrasa..."

09 Feb 2024, 10:47:51 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: 'Action taken against encroachment in Haldwani after HC's order': DM

Haldwani News Live: DM Nainital, Vandana Singh said, "...After the HC's order action has been taken against encroachment at various places in Haldwani...Everyone was given notice and time for hearing...Some did approach the HC some were given time while some were not given time. Where time was not given demolition drive was conducted by PWD & Municipal Corporation. This was not an isolated activity and was not targeted to a particular asset..."

09 Feb 2024, 10:46:48 AM IST

Haldwani News Live: ‘Demolition drive started peacefully…force was deployed for prevention’: DM

Haldwani News Live: DM Nainital, Vandana Singh said, “The demolition drive started peacefully, the force was deployed for prevention...Stones were pelted on our Municipal Corporation's team...It was planned that the day the demolition drive will be conducted the forces would be attacked...The first mob with stones were dispersed & the second mob that came in had petrol bombs. This was unprovoked and our team did not use any force..."

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