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Gujarat: 1 dead, 174 held after mob protest against anti-encroachment drive in Junagadh | VIDEO

Junagadh news: The police were convincing protestors not to block the road. Stones were pelted at around 10.15 pm and people came to attack the police.

Reported By : Nirnay Kapoor Edited By : Sheenu Sharma
Updated on: June 17, 2023 12:18 IST
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Image Source : PTI Security personnel deployed after clashes erupted over Junagadh Municipal Corporations demolition notice to a mosque situated near Majewadi Gate in Junagadh district

Junagadh news: One person died allegedly in clashes that erupted in Gujarat's Junagadh district on Friday (June 16) night with a large group of people pelting stones at police personnel after civic body officials served notice to a dargah to present documents or face removal of alleged encroachment, police said on Saturday (June 17).

Junagadh Municipal Corporation served a notice to the dargah asking for presenting its documents within five days. Angered by the alleged anti-encroachment drive, 500-600 people gathered around the dargah situated near the Majewadi Gate and pelted stones at police officials, vandalised property and set police vehicles on fire.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Junagadh, Ravi Teja Vasamsetty told media, "A mosque near Majewadi Gate was given notice by the Junagadh Municipal Corporation to present documents within five days. Around 500-600 people gathered there yesterday. The police were trying to convince protestors not to block the road."

"Stones were pelted at around 10.15 pm and people attacked police. A Lathicharge was conducted by police to disperse the crowd. Some police personnel got injured in this incident. We have rounded up 174 people. A civilian has died prima facie due to stone pelting but it will be clear after a postmortem report. Further investigation is underway," the SP said.


Further investigation into the matter is still underway. 


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