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Khargone violence: 3 main accused arrested; 182 people held so far in 72 cases

Khargone city witnessed stone-pelting, arson and firing on April 10 following which it was placed under curfew for a long time.

Anurag Amitabh Reported by: Anurag Amitabh Khargone Updated on: May 09, 2022 10:42 IST
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BJP Yuva Morcha members burn an effigy of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh over his tweet on Khargone violence, in Jabalpur. 

Highlights

  • Police have arrested 3 of the main accused in the violence in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone city
  • One of the main accused, Iqbal Bani was arrested from nearby Jaora town in Ratlam district
  • Another accused, Afzal, was arrested from Indore

Khargone violence: Police have arrested three of the main accused in the violence in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone city during Ram Navami celebration last month. With this, 182 people have so far been arrested in 72 cases registered in connection with the violence which took place on April 10. 

Stone-pelting, clashes and arson took place during the Ram Navami celebration in the city on April 10. One of the main accused, Iqbal Bani, who allegedly incited the violence in Anand Nagar area, and Afzal, the main accused of riots in Bhatwadi area, have been arrested from nearby Jaora town (in Ratlam district) and Indore, respectively. 

Another key accused, Arsh aka Kaif, was arrested from Kasrawad town in Khargone district. After the violence last month, curfew was clamped in the city and it was lifted 24 days later on May 4 evening.

Also Read | MP: Complete curfew in Khargone on May 2, 3; Eid prayers to be offered at home

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