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Situation calm in Ghoti after arrests for statue desecration

india Updated: Nov 18, 2010 13:32 IST
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A day after the arrest of two persons for the desecration of B R Ambedkar and Gautam Buddha statues at Ghoti, calm returned to the small town about 35 kms from Nashik, police said.

Tension gripped Ghoti's Buddha Vihar area on Wednesday when unidentified persons desecrated the statues leading to protests and stone pelting against the incident, prompting police to heighten security in the area, they said.

Five platoons of State Reserve Police were deployed to assist local police.

Commercial establishments remained closed yesterday in Ghoti and a morcha was taken out by Republican Party of India (Athavale faction) led by its State Secretary Priya Kirti Tribhuvan to tehsildar and police station, demanding arrest of the culprits.

Later two persons were arrested in this connection and searches are on to nab others involved in the incident, police said.

The situation on Thursday is under control and normal, police added.

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