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UP government starts recovering costs of damaged property during Anti-CAA riots, six rioters already paid the first instalment

The UP government is looking forward to recovering more than 1.5 Cr from 57 reported rioters across the state of Uttar Pradesh who indulged in vandalism, violence, and arson in the name of anti-CAA protests.

Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has started recovering money from the rioters who indulged in the vandalism and desecration of public properties during the anti-CAA riots in the month of December despite consistent warnings by the government.

Reportedly, six rioters have already paid their first instalments with a total amount of ₹80,856 in UP’s Kanpur. The property desecrated by the rioters which have to paid by the 21 rioters in Kanpur was worth a total of ₹2,80,000 for which the rioters were warned to pay the amount for the damaged property on time otherwise strict action will be against them.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has been very clear about his intentions from the very first day when the riots took place in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He had warned rioters that taking the law into their hands, indulging in arson can land them into trouble.

Earlier this month the UP government had put hoardings of 57 anti-CAA vandals in prominent intersections in state capital Lucknow. The hoardings included their names, addresses, and photos of the violent protesters who damaged public property during the riots that claimed 22 lives in December last year. The rioters were asked to pay the penalty amount within a month.

The vandals have been identified through police reports and other sources. The UP government is looking forward to recovering more than 1.5 Cr from 57 reported rioters across the state of Uttar Pradesh who indulged in vandalism, violence, and arson in the name of anti-CAA protests.

The Uttar Pradesh government has also promulgated the Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damages to Public and Private Property Ordinance, 2020 to recover damages from rioters. The Ordinance states that the state will set up claims tribunals to investigate the damages caused during protests and to award compensation, and also to cover the cost of action taken by police and administration for prevention of damage to public properties.

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