Five more people have been arrested in connection with the Azad Maidan violence in Mumbai on August 11. So far 48 people have been arrested in the case, 24 of them since Tuesday evening.
Yesterday, two of the accused, identified as Niyazuddin Shaikh (28) and Mohammed Hussain Ansari (21), were remanded in police custody till August 28 by the metropolitan magistrate court.
"We have the CCTV footage in which the two were shown rioting along with the mob that indulged in destruction of property," police told the court.
The remaining 17 accused are expected to be produced before the court today.
The accused were involved in various violent acts like pelting stones, torching the vehicles and beating policemen, they said adding that seven or eight of them were suspected to have a criminal background.
Two people were killed and 52, including 44 policemen, were injured on August 11 when a rally called to protest alleged atrocities on Muslims in Assam and Myanmar turned violent.
The protesters went on a rampage, attacking the police, including some women constables, torching media and police vehicles, smashing cameras of photo journalists and damaging buses.
A day after the riots, police had arrested 23 people in connection with the incident.
(With inputs from PTI)