Communal clashes erupt in Basti,12 arrested

The individuals arrested in connection with the clashes have been identified as Shani Basant, Umesh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Pawan Yadav, Ashiq Ali, Shoaib, Jahangir Alam, Shabbir Ahmed, Safiullah, Alauddin, Fida Hussain, and Abdul Salam.

They face charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including section 149 for rioting, section 452 for criminal trespass, and other relevant provisions.

In a separate incident, six individuals were apprehended in Jakkaloddi village for their involvement in gambling.

Meanwhile, the inspector general of police, Basti Zone, took out a route march to maintain law and order in the city.

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