Communal clash in Patan: Security stepped up, cross FIRs filed

Ahmedabad, Mar 26: Security was today stepped up in the communal violence-hit Vadavali village in Patan district where one person was killed after clashes even as members of the two communities lodged cross FIRs against 45 persons.

A combing operation is on in the village, located around 100 km from Ahmedabad, police said, adding the situation is now peaceful.

Tight security is in place to avoid any further clash, Patan Superintendent of Police A G Chauhan told PTI. 

"A total of 150 police personnel from Patan and Banaskantha districts are stationed at the village apart from two companies of State Reserve Police and several senior police officials. The situation is peaceful," Chauhan said. 

An officer at Chanasma police station said the members of the two communities filed cross FIRs against 45 persons. He said 31 persons have been booked under various IPC sections, including 302 (murder), 147, 148, 149 (rioting armed with deadly weapons, unlawful assembly), 395, 397 (robbery), 435 and 436 (mischief by fire).