SP leaders accused of vandalism during PM's visit, charged with Gangster Act in UPtext_fields
Five former Samajwadi Party workers and their three aides have been arrested for plotting a ruckus during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Kanpur on December 28. The Kanpur police have invoked the Gangster Act against the accused on the orders of the commissioner of police Asim Kumar Arun in view of the investigation done so far and the criminal record of the accused.
The vehicle that was vandalized on the day the Prime Minister visited the city belonged to SP leader Ankur Patel. The conspiracy was hatched by Sachin Kesarwani, another SP leader and a resident of Awas Vikas Colony in Naubasta. Ankur Patel (SP leader), Sachin Kesarwani (SP leader), Sukant Sharma (SP worker), Abhishek Rawat (SP worker), Nikesh Kumar Yadav (SP worker) and Ansh, Jitendra and Arun have been arrested thus far and sent to jail.
A video went viral on social media on the evening of the PM's visit to the city in which SP workers could be seen vandalising and burning effigies of BJP leaders, including the PM and CM Yogi Adityanath, in front of a four-wheeler. The Samajwadi Party has expelled the five accused in the case.