Houses-Shops of the rioters who pelted stones on Ram Bhakts have been turned into rubble

Bhopal: A day after communal clashes singed Khargone in Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of Ram Navami, the MP police has demolished 45 illegal buildings belonging to the rioters. Also, the police have arrested 84 people and detained several others. Police informed that the authority has razed 16 houses and 25 shops in the five localities of the area.

We will convert houses to rubble

Anguishing from the incident, Home Minister Narottam Mishra issued a warning, saying, “Jis ghar se pathar aaye hain, us ghar ko hi patharon kaa dher banaenge (We will turn the houses from where the stones were pelted to a heap of rubble). It was reported earlier that at least 10 houses were set ablaze and more than two dozen people, including Khargone Superintendent of Police Siddharth Choudhary, were injured in Sunday’s violence.

Terming the Khargone violence unfortunate, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said: “Rioters will not be spared, there is no place for rioters in Madhya Pradesh. They have been identified and the strictest action will be taken against them. Action will not only be limited to arrests, the damages will be recovered from the private or public property of the rioters.”

Rambhakts had the required permissions

Sumer Singh Mujalda, Additional District Magistrate of Khargone, said, “It is a traditional route for Ram Navami celebrations and the members had police permission”. It was questioned before that the bhakts had not obtained any permission from authorities.

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