211 Arrested So Far After Jodhpur Clashes: Top Cop

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  • 211 accused nabbed so far in connection with Jodhpur pre Eid ul Fitr riots.
  • IPC Section 151 imposed on 191 accused.
  • Curfew in place until 6th May.

Jaipur: Around 211 have been nabbed so far in connection with the communal riots in Jodhpur before Eid, police said on Thursday amidst the curfew clamped that continues for the third day in a row as forces try to maintain law and order in the city.

As many as 191 out of the total arrested have been charged under section 151 of IPC and 20 others under various other sections, the state police chief said. In a statement, DGP M L Lathar said four FIRs have been registered by the police and 15 are based on the complaints by the people.

Communal clashes took place in Jodhpur on the intervening nights of Monday and Tuesday ahead of the Eid ul Fitr. Section144 was imposed along with the suspension of mobile and internet services until 6th May. It is reported that the violence spat over the installation of an Islamic flag on the Jalori gate circle, a roundabout alongside the statue of freedom fighter Balmukund Bissa, whose community alleged the saffron flag hoisted on the occasion of Parshuram Jayanthi had gone missing.

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