Communal Clashes in Khambat

Taking suo motu cognizance of the clashes that broke out between two communities at the Akhbarpura area of Khambhat taluka in Anand district on Sunday afternoon, police Monday filed four separate FIRs booking over 2,000 people under charges of rioting, arson and attempt to murder. The police said that despite making announcements and warning the mob to disperse, the crowd continued to clash and pelt stones at each other, including at the policemen. Over 25 houses, shops and vehicles were burnt. A total of 13 persons were injured but no major injuries were reported. A 62-year-old resident of Akhbarpura, Yusuf Sheikh died of cardiac arrest after his shop in the neighborhood was set on fire, police said. The FIR pertaining to the violence in Akhbarpura identified 33 people as accused, while a mob of over 1,000 unidentified accused have also been booked. The police have also rounded up 46 people so far, but the official figure of the exact number of arrests is yet to be confirmed.


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Communal tension/Violence/Riot Demolition/Attack on property People leaving traditional food habits/Livelihood/Property Vandalism/Hooliganism
Name of the victim :
Yusuf Sheikh(Dead)
Name of Perpetrator
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Role of police
Need confirmation
Charges Filed
All the accused have been booked under IPC sections 143 (member of an unlawful assembly), 147 (Punishment for rioting), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly), 435 (Mischief by fir
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Was cross FIR filed
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Current status
Not known
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Date Submitted
2020-03-30 22:16:11
Causal factors
Instigate Communal Riots / Clash