MP Government Demolishes House Of ‘Stone Pelters’ In Khargone

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  • 50 "illegal" structures of people accused of pelting stones.
  • Curfew has been imposed in entire Khargone.
  • Damage caused to both public and private properties will be compensated from them.

Khargone: 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 the houses of the 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”. IG Rakesh Gupta said, “Our force is constantly engaged and action is being taken by us against the miscreants”. 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. CM Chouhan also said that the cost of the damage inflicted on public and private property would be recovered from them.

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