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Muzaffarnagar riots: Centre asks UP govt to take necessary steps, say sources.
New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh on Monday said the Uttar Pradesh government has submitted its report to the Ministry of Home Affairs and also reported that no untoward incident took place since Sunday afternoon.
He said Home Miniter Sushil Kumar Shinde has already spoken to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami is in regular touch with UP Chief Secretary Javed Usmani and reviewing the prevailing situation in Muzaffarnagar.
Singh said apprehending communal trouble, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth had held a meeting with top civil and police officers of seven states in New Delhi on Friday where they discussed threadbare the situation arising out of communal tension.Officials sources said the Centre has asked the state government to take necessary steps to ensure that communal tension does not spread to other parts of the state.
If necessary, steps like preventive arrest and house arrest of those who may create trouble to disturb peace should be taken, the sources said. He said 5,000 paramilitary force personnel have already been sent to violence-hit areas of Uttar Pradesh, in addition to Army personnel. "If necessary, we are ready to provide more forces," he said. The Minister said 28 people lost their lives in communal violence in Muzaffarnagar.