Maharashtra: 5 injured and 32 jailed in communal clash, Internet services also stalled


Maharashtra: At least five people were injured and several shops and vehicles were damaged in stone-pelting in communal clashes over a procession at Shegaon in Ahmednagar district. Police informed about this incident today. Giving information, the officer said that after the incident that happened last night, the police have so far detained 32 people and registered a case against 150 others. Internet service has been stopped in Shegaon, about 65 km from Ahmednagar district headquarters. The officer further told that- Many shops and vehicles were damaged during the stone pelting. The officer further said that- Heavy police force including SRPF (State Reserve Police Force) and Riot Control Squad is deployed in this village.

Devendra Fadnavis reacted

State’s Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also gave his reaction on this incident. Responding, he said that the situation in Ahmednagar is under control. Fadnavis also has the home portfolio. He said in Pune – those who are trying to incite riots will not be spared. Strict action will be taken against those who are helping in carrying out such untoward incidents.

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Internet services closed till midnight today

Considering the seriousness of the matter, a heavy police force including one SRPF, one riot control squad and 250 police personnel was deployed in the area. A report related to the incident has surfaced, which states that 1 person was killed and 8 others were injured in a clash between two groups in Akola on Saturday evening, in view of the incident from last evening till midnight today. Internet services have been stopped. Markets in the affected area also remained closed today, while Amravati University postponed the examination due to the unrest. (with language input)


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