28 arrested after clashes in Rajasthan's Malpura injure 15 Kanwariyas; curfew still in place

Jaipur: Ten more people were arrested on Saturday in connection with the clashes at Rajasthan's Malpura town, in which 15 Kanwariyas were injured on Thursday, police said. So far, 28 people have been arrested and there has been no relaxation in the curfew, which was imposed after the clashes on Friday, they said.

Clashes in Malpura, Rajasthan. News18 Hindi

Clashes in Malpura, Rajasthan. News18 Hindi

Clashes erupted after local residents pelted stones at Kanwariyas in Malpura in Tonk district on Thursday injuring 15 of them.

The situation remains tense but is under control, police said.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Malpura Navnit Bihari Vyas said with 10 more arrests today, a total of 28 people have been arrested since the incident.

There has been no relaxation in the curfew considering the law and order situation in the town. The situation is under control, he said. No fresh incidents of violence was reported since Friday.

The attack on Kanwariyas was followed by arson, in which a vehicle was torched forcing the authorities to impose Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.


Updated Date: Aug 25, 2018 22:01 PM

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