Ram Navami clash: Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis orders probe in incident
Mumbai, March 31: Reacting to the violent clash that broke out between two groups during the 'Ram Navami' Shobha Yatra, Maharashtra minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha said that the procession was taken out after permission from the police and such incident is unfortunate.
While addressing the media, Mangal Prabhat Lodha said that, "The procession was taken out after permission from the police; it was stopped in between during the time of namaz. Despite that such incident is unfortunate.”
“Normalcy was restored and many people were arrested,” he added.
In the meantime, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also ordered the probe.
Mumbai Police also arrested 20 people after a scuffle that took place on Thursday between two groups during the 'Rama Navami' Shobha Yatra in Malad's Malvani area.
As per the statement by police officials earlier the situation was tensed but now is under control. The case has been also filed against more than 300 unidentified people for jeopardising the atmosphere in the area.
As per the police officials, four constables were also injured in stone-pelting incident that took place during Ram Navami.
Notably, two groups clashed with each other in which four constable and a man was also injured.
Some of the participants alleged stone pelting, which created panic among people.
A case has been registered under IPC sections 324, 353 and several other sections at Malvani police station in Mumbai.
Further probe into the incident is underway.