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Situation under control after Akola violence, internet banned, more than 130 people detained

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Situation under control after Akola violence, internet banned, more than 130 people detained

Akola Violence: Communal violence broke out in Maharashtra’s Akola city and Shevgaon in Ahmednagar district in the last two days. For which Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has given instructions to take strict action against the culprits of Akola and Shevgaon riots. Along with this, the Chief Minister has also appealed to the people to cooperate in maintaining social harmony, keeping in mind that no one’s feelings should be hurt.

Police has so far detained more than 130 people in the case. At the same time, one person was killed and 13 others were injured in the clashes. However, the situation is now under control at both Akola and Shevgaon and adequate police arrangements have been made. On the instructions of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Rural Development Minister Girish Mahajan has visited Akola and Revenue Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil has visited Shevgaon.

Case registered against 150 people
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has urged that no one should take law into their hands, be careful and responsible while posting anything on social media. Also, keep in mind that your post should not create social tension and should not hurt anyone’s sentiments. Police has detained more than 100 people in Akola and 32 in Shevgaon.

Apart from this, an official said that cases were registered against 150 people in Shevgaon, located 65 km from Ahmednagar district headquarters. He told on Monday (May 15) that many shops and vehicles were damaged in the stone pelting. Police said that members of both the groups threw stones at each other and ransacked fiercely. The rioters set ablaze some two-wheelers and four-wheelers during the violence.

Internet services have been closed
To maintain law and order after the violence in Akola, District Magistrate Neema Arora has ordered curfew in four police station areas. Curfew will remain in force between 8 pm and 8 am in areas under Dabki Road and Old City Police Station, while some relaxation will be given during the day.

Along with this, the officials said that to prevent the spread of rumours, internet services have been stopped in Akola and Shegaon.

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