The MP government had demolished houses of accused involved in the violence during Ram Navami procession.
In a major development concerning the clashes that broke out in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone during the Ram Navami procession on Sunday, the state government had demolished houses of accused, involved in the violence, to recover the damage caused to properties.
On Monday, a heavy police force was deployed in the Chhoti Mohan Talkies area. Governmental officials reached there with bulldozers and demolished the houses of the accused who committed violence. As many as 50 houses of the rioters were demolished.
Commissioner of Indore division, Pawan Sharma said, “84 people have been arrested. The rioters will not be spared. Instructions have been given by the CM and action is being taken accordingly”. He added, “Three employees have been fired, and one has been suspended for giving misleading information on social media. The government has a zero-tolerance policy in this matter. Under this, 84 people have been arrested”.
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IG Rakesh Gupta said, “Our force is constantly engaged and action is being taken by us against the miscreants”.
What is the whole matter?
In Khargone in Madhya Pradesh, stones were pelted at a Ram Navami procession, prompting the police to fire tear gas shells to control the situation, Khargone Additional Collector Sumer Singh Mujalde said.
The pelting of stones triggered arson and torching of some vehicles and houses, a senior official said. Three police personnel were among those injured in the clash.
Following the incident, curfew was clamped in the entire Khargone city on the intervening nights of Sunday and Monday. The citizens were asked not to step out except in the case of medical emergencies.
Instructions by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said that the perpetrators of the communal violence in Khargone had been identified and they will not be spared.
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) April 11, 2022
CM Chouhan also said that the cost of the damage inflicted on public and private property would be recovered from them.
(With inputs from Umesh Rewaliya)
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