Kanpur violence was pre-planned to disturb peace: UP top police officer

A day after police released photographs of alleged 40 rioters, UP Police’s ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar claimed that the Kanpur riots were a pre-planned conspiracy to disturb peace in the city.

He further said that the police is also probing the Kanpur riots case from a political angle.

Stone pelting and clashes broke out in Kanpur on Friday over the statement given by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammad. The alleged mastermind behind the violence, Zafar Hayat Hashmi, has been arrested along with at least 38 others.