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MP: tension in Khandwa after stabbing incidents

Tension prevailed in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh after incidents of stabbing in which three people of a particular community were injured on Wednesday night.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2013 22:32 IST
HT Correspondent

Tension prevailed in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh after incidents of stabbing in which three people of a particular community were injured on Wednesday night.

On Thursday, extra police forces including Rapid Action Force (RAF) were deployed in the city to prevent any untoward incident. According to police, the situation is under control.

Police said that on Wednesday night 3 persons were attacked with a knife at around 10.45pm near Kundleshwar ward. The three people were identified as Hemant (23) alias Hasim Khan alias Pappu, Sajid (24) son of Salim Shah and Wahid (24) son of Hafiz Khan resident of Dubey Colony in Khandwa.

IG (Indore) Vipin Maheshwari reached the city on Thursday and took stock of the situation. The area where tensions prevailed included Jalebi Chowk, Ullas Ward and Shani Mandir area.

Timely intervention by the police resulted in bringing the situation under control and within a few hours, normality was restored.

Shahar Qazi Syed Ahsan Ali said on Thursday that Muslims will offer namaz on Eid wearing a black band on their arms as a mark of protest.

Superintendent of police Manoj Sharma said that the victims were admitted to a civil hospital in Khandwa and their condition is stable. "This is the work of some anti-social elements," he said.

Moghat police have registered a case against them. Two persons - Chetan Jat and Pintyya - have been identified as the men behind these attacks. An award of Rs 2,500 each has been announced for providing clues about the two, the SP added.