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The popularity of UP’s Yogi Baba’s bulldozer action has reached Gujarat via Madhya Pradesh. In Gujarat’s Khambhat, the administration has bulldozed the shops of stone pelters on the procession of Ram Navami. These shops were built illegally in front of a mazar (dargah) at the site of violence.
Apart from Khambhat in Gujarat, stones were pelted in Himmatnagar and Dwarka on Ramnavami. One person was killed and 15 policemen were injured in stone-pelting in Khambhat.
There was a conspiracy of three local clerics in the stone pelting on the procession of Ram Navami in Khambhat. The police have arrested all three.
Administration said – demolished illegal construction
The Khambhat administration said about the action of running bulldozers on the shops – it was all illegal construction, which has been demolished. In view of security, a large number of police forces were deployed during this operation. The SDM and many other big officers were also present there during this action.
The administration says that criminal activities were being conducted from the illegal constructions here, so action was taken. Strict action will be taken against those who spread violence in this way.
Police investigation revealed that the rioters had pelted stones on the Ram Navami procession in a pre-planned manner. A day earlier, stones were collected in the fields falling on the route of the procession.
What happened in Khambhat?
On the occasion of Ram Navami, a procession was taken out from Ramji temple in Shankarpura area of Khambhat city at 4 pm on Sunday with DJ. More than three thousand devotees gathered in the procession. The procession was to pass through three gates Chitri Bazar, Peeth Bazar, Mandai Chowki area. However, after leaving the Shankarpura area, the procession had reached some distance when some rioters from the Acacia fields suddenly started pelting stones at the procession. After this, there was a stampede among the people involved in the procession. After this stone pelting started from both the sides.
Stone pelting started as soon as the procession proceeded from Shakarpura area. One person was killed here, while 15 policemen were injured.
rioters were called from outside by three clerics
According to the Khambhat police, the plot of the riot was hatched by three clerics and two others from Khambhat itself. So far 9 people, including the three clerics, have been arrested. To carry out the plot of the riot, the clerics had called people from outside Khambhat, so that they could not be identified. At the same time, a day before the procession, stones were collected in the fields. From where to throw stones on the procession, it was also decided in advance.
Bulldozer was also run in Khargone of MP
Similar violence took place in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh on the day of Ram Navami. After this, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took tremendous action against the rioters. The district administration got bulldozers fired at the homes of those who threw stones at the procession. The houses and shops of the accused were also demolished. The houses and shops of the rioters were demolished by deploying heavy police force in Choti Mohan Talkies, a sensitive area of the city.