Madhya Pradesh Cops Announce Reward For Leads On Violence Accused

Khargone violence: Police said a reward of Rs 10,000 each has been announced for information on "anti-social elements" who are on the run.

Madhya Pradesh Cops Announce Reward For Leads On Violence Accused

Khargone: Police said 63 FIRs have been registered in connection with the communal violence. (File)

Bhopal:

Police have announced a reward of Rs 10,000 for informers who will provide information regarding those involved in the communal clashes that erupted during a Ram Navami procession in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone, wherein people were injured due to stone-throwing.

Speaking to the media, Superintendent of Police (SP) Khargone, Ankit Jaiswal said, "A reward of Rs 10,000 each was announced for information on anti-social elements who are absconding. There are about 106 such accused involved."

As many as 63 First Information Reports (FIRs) have been registered in connection with the communal violence, the SP informed.

"Arrests increased to 169. Cases registered 57. Total 63 FIR in Khargone. The accused have been identified through video footage, some names revealed by victims," Mr Jaiswal said.

On Monday, the Madhya Pradesh government allocated Rs 1 crore as relief money for the welfare of those affected by the Khargone violence.

Meanwhile, the district administration and police demolished illegal buildings of those allegedly involved in the attack on a Ram Navami procession. The authorities ran bulldozer over about 45 houses and shops. Around 16 houses and 29 shops were demolished.

Several people including police personnel were injured when groups of people pelted stones at each other during a Ram Navami procession on April 10. The stone-throwing started at the beginning of the procession, leaving around four people injured, including a police inspector.

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