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Anti-CAA protests: 28 in Lucknow told to pay ₹64 lakh for damage to property

In this photo of December 19, 2019, police are seen using barricades to stop protestors during anti-CAA protests in Lucknow.

In this photo of December 19, 2019, police are seen using barricades to stop protestors during anti-CAA protests in Lucknow.   | Photo Credit: AP

Several vehicles, including a state bus and police motorcycles, were set on fire

Twenty-eight persons in Lucknow have been asked to pay around ₹64 lakh as recovery for damage to private and public property during the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at the Parivartan Chowk on December 19.

Several vehicles, including a state bus and police motorcycles, were set on fire or damaged in the arson and vandalism.

Those served notices include retired IPS officer S.R Darapuri, lawyer and activist Mohammad Shoaib, Congress member Sadaf Jafar, teacher Robin Verma and cultural activist Deepak Kabir.

The order issued by K.P Singh, Additional District Magistrate (East), earlier this week asks the 28 persons to pay the amount within 30 days or face confiscation of their properties.

The ADM found them responsible for illegal assembly and fixed the damages under joint and several liability.

The accused are out on bail in the arson and vandalism case slapped against them.

The court of Additional District Magistrate in Lucknow had earlier this month issued notices to recover ₹21.76 lakh from 13 persons accused of damaging public and private property in the vandalism and arson that took place in the Khadra area of Lucknow on December 19.

Darapuri, Jafar likely to move court

Mr. Darapuri and Ms. Jafar said they intend to move court against the Uttar Pradesh government’s recovery notices.

Mr. Darapuri told PTI: “I am hearing news that I’ve been issued recovery notices by the district administration, though I have not received any such notice till now. I will challenge it in the High Court if I get any.”

Social activist Jafar, who is also a Congress leader, said if she receives any recovery notice she too will move court.

“The state government is sending recovery notices unconstitutionally to people. There is no proof against me of inciting violence but instead of arresting antisocial elements, they arrested and tortured me,” she said.

(with inputs from PTI)

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