Stone pelting on marriage ceremony procession in Gujarat over groom driving mare, 8 cops injured; 70 held

As many as 70 individuals have been arrested and 82 booked from Kumpat village in Banaskantha’s Deesa after a number of individuals together with eight police personnel have been injured when a mob pelted stones on a marriage procession of a person belonging to the Different Backward Caste (OBC) group on Friday.

The mob allegedly objected to the groom driving a mare in the course of the procession.

In line with police, the incident occurred round 4:30 pm when the marriage procession of Vishnusinh Chauhan, began from a temple within the village, underneath heavy police safety.

“Chauhan, a Koli Thakor, had demanded police safety claiming that he confronted threats from individuals of the Darbar (Kshatriya) group from his village over him driving a mare in the course of the procession. Police personnel from three police stations and extra drive from DySP workplace Deesa have been introduced in to regulate the scenario. We additionally had discussions with group leaders of the village,” stated MJ Chaudhary, PI, Deesa Rural Police Station.

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In line with police, because the procession started underneath police watch, a mob of 150-200 individuals began pelting stones on police automobiles and police personnel.

“Among the many mob, an accused named Kalusinh Solanki approached me with a bamboo stick and stated that we’re breaking a practice of their village by permitting the groom to journey a mare. He then assaulted me with the stick and a number of other villagers began throwing stones at us. We fired three rounds of tear gasoline shells to disperse the mob. A complete of eight police personnel have been injured and 5 police vans have been vandalised by the mob. An FIR has been lodged and a complete of seventy individuals have been arrested until now together with Kalusinh Solanki,” stated Chaudhary.

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A complete of eight police personnel together with Inspector Chaudhary, PSI Dantiwada SJ Desai, Circle Inspector, Deesa KP Gadhvi, Assistant Head Constables Sanjaydan, Vikramdan and Bharatbhai, assistant police constable Bhavesh Kumar and police constable Dinesh Kumar Balaji have been injured within the incident.

Taking cognizance, police have booked 82 accused of Kumpat village underneath IPC 307 for an try to homicide, 120b for prison conspiracy, 332 and 333 for assaulting public servant on responsibility, sections of rioting and sections of the Prevention of Harm to Public Property Act.

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