Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur saw a bandh on Monday, days after the death of a 23-year-old during a communal clash in Bemetara district led to tension in and around the area. The bandh call was given by VHP, Bajrang Dal and others demanding action in connection with the Bhuneshwar Sahu, with the opposition BJP also lending support.
According to police, protesters from different outfits also resorted to stone pelting, including at police personnel.
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Police also said two mudhouses of people from the minority community near Biranpur in Bemetara district, where the clashes had taken place last week, were set ablaze.
Arun Sao, state in-charge for Chhattisgarh BJP and a Member of Parliament, led a group of 200 supporters to visit Sahu’s family.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 2 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 4 OMG 2 box office collection day 4: Pankaj Tripathi-Akshay Kumar film delivers better Monday than opening Friday, earns Rs 55.1 cr 5 Jailer box office collection Day 5: Rajinikanth film set to cross Rs 350-crore mark worldwide on Independence Day
Some protesters could be heard chanting ‘Bhuneshwar ke hatyaaron ko goli maro saalon ko(shoot Bhuneshwar’s killers)’.
“Unlawful assembly is banned in Biranpur, so we did not allow them to enter the village. They were stopped in Pipargaon, a few kilometers from Biranpur, and taken to Saja police station in a police van, from where the crowd was dispersed,” said Bemetara district collector Padum Singh Alma.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
While crowds were stopped from entering the village, some unruly members did manage to torch two houses, police said. In Raipur, protesters also tried stopping buses on the roads and broke windshield of one vehicle.© The Indian Express (P) Ltd