Gwalior violence: SPs told to take action, says SSP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gwalior
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2014 23:05 IST

The Mela ground in Gwalior wore a deserted look on Thursday after candidates of an Army recruitment rally went on rampage on Wednesday.

Irate candidates torched several vehicles, damaged a few others and some properties in the area. Youngsters also pelted the Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express with stones and smashed more than two dozen windowpanes.

SSP Santosh Kumar Singh said on Thursday that a report on the incident has been sent to police headquarters in Bhopal. "We have asked SPs in various districts under Gwalior, Chambal and Sagar divisions to take appropriate action against miscreants being identified on the basis of photographs and video footage available with us in Gwalior," the SSP said. "We are also trying to ascertain what went wrong. All necessary measures will be in place to avoid reoccurrence of such incidents."

Meanwhile, a PIL was filed with the high court bench in Gwalior on Thursday by advocate Raju Sharma and Umesh Vohre seeking probe into the incident and compensation for the victims. Sharma said a probe by an independent agency be ordered considering various aspects like damages, injuries, mismanagement, failure of various government agencies, attempts to outrage women's modesty etc. The PIL is likely to come up for hearing next week.

Approximately 30 vehicles were damaged and over 20 people, including police and army personnel, were injured.

Police have registered FIRs, including three on private complaints, two each lodged by police personnel and Gwalior Municipal Corporation at Gole Ka Mandir police station.

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