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What added fuel to Nuh, Gurugram clashes? FIRs reveal

Haryana Violence: The Gurugram Police has arrested over 100 people in Haryana since Monday after the clashes broke out in Nuh. Clashes between two communities during the procession of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad has claimed 6 lives. According to latest information, After 2 days of the violence during the procession in Nuh, two […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Aug 3, 2023 11:18 IST
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Haryana Violence: The Gurugram Police has arrested over 100 people in Haryana since Monday after the clashes broke out in Nuh. Clashes between two communities during the procession of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad has claimed 6 lives.

According to latest information, After 2 days of the violence during the procession in Nuh, two mosques were set on fire in Tawdu town of Nuh district on Wednesday night. IPS Narendra Singh Bijarnia along with his police team rushed on the incident spot after getting the information about the fire incident.

The investigation is underway in the case and people are geared up to know arrest the accused. The communal violence in Nuh during the Shobha Yatra is now reaching other cities of the district as well as the surrounding states.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday requested more forces in addition to 20 companies that are already deployed in the State.

CM Khattar informed that of these 20 are deployed in Nuh, three in Palwal, two in Gurugram and 1 in Faridabad. He further said that those who would be found responsible for the clashes would not be spared.

According to the sources, over 100 people have been arrested and 90 were detained since Monday’s clashes in Nuh.

According to the media reports, over 44 FIRs have been lodged.

One of the FIRs says that a crowd of nearly 600-700 people attacked a police station in Nuh district at 3:30 pm, as per India Today report.

The FIR was lodged by PSI Suraj of the cyber crime police station, Indian Express reported.

According to the FIR, the mob surrounded the police Station and pelted stones over it despite requests from the officials to maintain peace.

The FIR alleged that the crowd also fired on the police station, injuring many officials, including one in the abdomen. the mob drove bus into the police station gate.

One witness was quoted as saying in the FIR, “My duty was at Adbar Chowk along with other police officials. A mob of about 600-700 violent anti-social people, who were coming from Tauru village, were chanting… slogans. They ran towards the police force deployed at the chowk and started pelting stones. The 600-700 people unruly and violent crowd continuously threw stones at the police,”

According to the Indian Express report, the police then used tear gas and fired into the air to save their lives.

The FIR further says, “On my order, to disperse the raging mob, constable Pradeep Kumar fired teargas shells… When the rioters continued pelting stones… fellow police officers and I… in self-defence and for protection… took arms from the police station armoury and fired in retaliation in the air.”

The FIR read, “I fired 20 rounds from my service pistol… PSI Sudhir fired 20 rounds from his… ASI Suresh fired 10 rounds from a colleague’s service revolver, head constable Surender fired 25 rounds from SLR, constable Raghuvir fired 25 rounds from SLR and constable Shubham fired 15 rounds.”

The FIR further said that the rioters then poured petrol on the vehicles of policemen – inside and outside the station premises – before setting them ablaze.

One government vehicle was also vandalised, the FIR added.

“The rioters then barged into the police station room and looted 2 coolers, one inverter, a battery, a laptop, and ASI Suresh’s wallet… After that, police force arrived and the rioters abandoned the bus and ran away,” the FIR added.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Wednesday has ordered proper deployment of security personnel in sensitive areas. It also ordered a massive crackdown on hate speech but refused to stop the proposed rallies by VHP and Bajrang Dal in the NCR.

It is noted that hate speeches spoiled the atmosphere, a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and SV Bhatti also ordered installation of CCTV cameras in vulnerable places.

First published on: Aug 03, 2023 11:18 AM IST

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