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State transport bus set on fire in UP amid protests over CAA

A state transport bus was set on fire, allegedly during the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal on Thursday. Protests against the Citizenship Act have been taking place in several parts of the country with many getting detained by police.

19th December 2019 | 03:29 PM (IST)
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A state transport bus was set ablaze and another damaged as a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act turned violent in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district on Thursday, 19 December, PTI reported.

Fire tenders have been rushed to the Chaudhary Sarai area of the district, where the state roadways bus was set on fire, Superintendent of Police Yamuna Prasad said.

Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which prohibits unlawful assembly, is in force in the state and no permission for any gathering has been given for 19 December, Uttar Pradesh Police Chief OP Singh had said earlier.

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19th December 2019 | 03:29 PM (IST)
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