Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India]: Hours after a curfew was imposed in Khargone city in Madhya Pradesh after a scuffle broke out during the Ram Navami procession, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan termed the incident “unfortunate” and said the damages caused to public and private assets would be recovered from rioters.
Speaking to ANI today, the Chief Minister said, “The incident in Khargone on the occasion of Ram Navmi is unfortunate. There is no place for rioters on the soil of Madhya Pradesh. These rioters have been identified. Strictest action will be taken against them.”
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan termed the incident “unfortunate” and said the damages caused to public and private properties would be recovered from rioters.
“In Madhya Pradesh, we have passed the Prevention of Damage to Public and Private Property and Recovery of Damage Bill. The rioters of Khargone will not only be punished but also the damages will be recovered from them. The state government is setting up a claims tribunal for this,” Chouhan said.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Monday lauded the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Police to prevent miscreants from hatching a big conspiracy, hours after a curfew was imposed in Khargone city as violence occurred during the Ram Navami procession.
In a tweet today, Mishra wrote, “In Khargone, the miscreants wanted to carry out a big conspiracy. But with the vigilance of the Madhya Pradesh police, they could not succeed in their plan. Khargone Superintendent of Police, Siddharth Chaudhary and 6 police personnel were injured while stopping the chaotic elements. I did a video call from SP Siddharth Chaudhary to know about his well being.”
Earlier in the day, Mishra addressed a press conference saying that as many as 77 people had been arrested so far following the incident in the city.
“As many as 77 people have been arrested so far. Our Superintendent of Police has been injured after he was shot with a bullet. As many as six more police personnel have been injured. All the police personnel injured are stable. A person, who is not from the police force, has also received a severe head injury,” Mishra said.
A curfew was clamped in the Khargone city of Madhya Pradesh, and 77 people were arrested after stones were hurled at a Ram Navami procession on Sunday.
Speaking to ANI today morning, DIG, Khargone, Tilak Singh, said, “We have taken 60-70 people into custody. Some houses and vehicles were also burnt. The SP was also shot in the leg and he is stable now.” (ANI)