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Minorities cell demands judicial inquiry

india Updated: Feb 14, 2007 00:14 IST

THE STATE Congress Minorities Cell on Tuesday called for a judicial inquiry into Monday’s violence and the immediate release of innocent members of both communities rounded up by the police from Kadavghat, Lohar Patti and Bajaria areas.

A Minorities Cell delegation led by State Convenor Mohammed Iqbal Khan also submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan demanding action against those responsible for disrupting peace and communal harmony in the City. The memorandum was handed over to district in charge Minister Himmat Kothari and PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya.

In a statement issued in the City, Khan charged that the police had rounded up innocent senior citizens aged between 60-65 years during the house-to-house search on Monday night. He demanded that they be set free immediately and also sought a judicial probe into the series of communal incidents that have rocked the City during the last month.

Earlier, the Minorities Cell took out a peace rally in sensitive areas and called upon members of both communities to maintain harmony and communal amity. Mehmood Qureshi, Manzoor Beg, Salim Mansoori and Aftab Khan were among those who participated in the peace march.