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Madhya Pradesh: Violence breaks out in Shajapur, Section 144 imposed

According to eye-witnesses, the trouble started this afternoon when some people started hurling stones on the procession which was passing through the Nai Sadak area.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Shajapur [ Updated: June 16, 2018 17:31 IST ]
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Vehicles were set ablaze and shops were vandalised by miscreants.

Violence broke out in Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur apparently after stones were pelted on a procession being carried out on Maharana Pratap Jayanti on Saturday.

According to eye-witnesses, the trouble started this afternoon when some people started hurling stones on the procession which was passing through the Nai Sadak area.

They also torched several vehicles and vandalised an electronic goods store, the police said. 

"Police resorted to lathi-charge and lobbed tear gas shells to control the situation," the Sub Divisional Officer of Police, Kotwali, Padam Singh Baghel, told PTI. 

After the violence, prohibitory orders were clamped in the town, he said. Section 144 has been imposed in the area and a strict vigil was being maintained in violence-hit town.

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