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Stones pelted on procession in Thane amid Ram Temple celebration, second incident within 24 hours

The police were maintaining a strict vigil after the Sunday's clash in the in Naya Nagar area, located on Mumbai's outskirts, said the official.

Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika Thane Published on: January 22, 2024 22:07 IST
Violence broke out again within 24 hours in Mahashtra's
Image Source : FILE Violence broke out again within 24 hours in Mahashtra's Thane district.

In a second incident of violence in Maharashtra's Thane, stones were pelted by miscreants at a procession taken out on the occasion of Ram temple consecration on Monday. This is the second such incident to take place within 24 hours. 

An unspecified number of processionists and policemen providing security to the march were injured in the stone attack in the Mira Road area, they said, hours after a clash broke out between members of two communities during a vehicle rally in Thane district at around 10:30 pm on Sunday.

An official at the Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar (MBVV) police said the stone pelting was reported from Naya Nagar police station limits, where the group clash took place during a rally comprising cars and other vehicles and taken out on the eve of the consecration ceremony in Ayodhya.

The trigger for the stone pelting incident was not yet known, he said, adding further details were awaited. The police were maintaining a strict vigil after the Sunday's clash in the in Naya Nagar area, located on Mumbai's outskirts, said the official.

Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who also holds the home portfolio, said 13 persons were detained in connection with the group clash.

(With inputs from PTI)

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