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Police silent spectator during riot

Himmat Nagar (Gujarat): A clash between two groups resulted in arson in which two shops were gutted and four others were ransacked while police remained a silent spectator at Eder. Later on 10 persons were arrested following complaints lodged by people. A minor incident of collision between a minitruck and a bike enraged a mob of 500 who began pelting stones and wooden clubs. After looting the shops they set them on fire. Other vehicles parked also bore the brunt of arson in which a bus and a car and rickshaws were damaged. Several persons sustained injuries. Three were seriously injured, the condition of one of them is reported critical. The mob was encouraged by the police’s role of a silent spectator. Complaints and cross complaints from both the sides have been lodged in Eder police station under various sections of Indian penal code.

 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 October 2012 on page no. 14

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