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Alert in MP after Gujjar stir in Rajasthan

In wake of the ongoing Gujjar agitation in neighbouring Rajasthan, high alert has been sounded in the border districts of Madhya Pradesh to check any spread of violence.

india Updated: May 24, 2008 17:30 IST

In wake of the ongoing Gujjar agitation in neighbouring Rajasthan, high alert has been sounded in the border districts of Madhya Pradesh to check any spread of violence.

Additional police forces have been deployed in Morena and Chambal, keeping in view large number of Gujjars residing in the region, official sources said.

Police were also keeping a strict vigil on the Rajghat bridge on the highway of Rajasthan border, they said.

At least 16 persons, including a policeman, were killed as members of the Gujjar community, reiterating their demand for Scheduled Tribe status, clashed with police at Bayana, 20 kms from Jaipur, on Friday.

This has fuelled anger among the community members, who have decided to assemble at Gwalior on Saturday alongwith the bodies of those killed in the agitation, the sources said.

Taking all these into consideration, the state police and administration have sounded a high alert, they added.