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Stones Pelted on ‘Shravan’ Procession Taken Out from Shiva Temple in Gujarat’s Kheda; 3 Cops, Some Others Injured – News18

Stones Pelted on ‘Shravan’ Procession Taken Out from Shiva Temple in Gujarat’s Kheda; 3 Cops, Some Others Injured – News18


Published By: Saurabh Verma

Last Updated: September 15, 2023, 23:46 IST

Gadhia said leaders from both communities have been contacted as part of efforts to ensure peace prevails in the area.
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The ‘shobha yatra’ is taken out every year from the Shiva temple on the last day of the month of ‘Shravan’ and this time there were 700-800 participants, Kheda Superintendent of Police Rajesh Gadhia said

Stones were pelted on a procession taken out from a temple in Thasra town in Gujarat’s Kheda district on Friday afternoon, resulting in injuries to a few people, including three policemen, and tension between two communities, an official said.

The ‘shobha yatra’ is taken out every year from the Shiva temple on the last day of the month of ‘Shravan’ and this time there were 700-800 participants, Kheda Superintendent of Police Rajesh Gadhia told reporters.

“When it reached Teen-batti area, some anti-social elements threw stones and bricks at the procession. Police present there immediately brought the situation under control. Reinforcements from across the district have been called in and deployed in the town to stop any untoward incident,” he said.

“One sub inspector, two constables and some other persons have been injured in the stone-pelting. We are yet to ascertain if the stone-pelting was preplanned or whether it was spontaneous,” the SP informed.

Gadhia said leaders from both communities have been contacted as part of efforts to ensure peace prevails in the area.

Videos of the incident are being checked to identify and arrest those involved in pelting stones, he said.

The SP appealed to people to maintain peace and not spread rumours.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)



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