Padmaavat protests: Seven cases filed, 24 arrested, 14 detained in Gurgaon
On account of Republic Day, majority of public and private offices remained closed and there was less traffic on the city roads as people enjoyed the holiday.gurgaon Updated: Jan 26, 2018 22:26 IST
Gurgaon police have arrested 24 miscreants, detained 14 and registered seven cases at various police stations in connection with Padmaavat protests.
One person was arrested on Thursday evening while trying to block a road in Sohna. The situation in the city remained peaceful on Friday and there was no incident of violence or vandalism reported from across the district, police said.
On account of Republic Day, majority of public and private offices remained closed and there was less traffic on the city roads as people enjoyed the holiday. However, the police did not take any chances and there was heavy deployment of personnel at key places to avoid any untoward situation.
To keep the situation under control, BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu, who is a vocal critic of the movie, was sent to judicial custody till January 29. The move by Gurgaon police surprised many followers of the leader, who were expecting him to be released. Amu, who resigned as media in-charge of Haryana BJP after announcing bounty for beheading Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is also the general secretary of the Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena.
To assess the law and order situation, a meeting under the chairmanship of Mohd Akil, ADGP, law and order, was also held in which all measures taken by the police were discussed. The officers were asked to remain on their toes and keep a sharp eye on developing situation particularly in sensitive areas.
On Thursday evening, the police also registered a case against a group of 25 to 30 people for trying to block roads, create obstruction and public nuisance at Silani village in Sohna, around 30-km from Gurgaon.
Police said that miscreants gathered on Sohna-Palwal road around 5.30pm and tried to stop traffic but timely action by police ensured that they were dispersed. An accused identified as Raghu, resident of village Uleta in Nuh was arrested by the police in connection with the incident.
“A case was registered against the accused in this incident and the matter is being probed. The situation in the district is normal and under control as adequate measures have been taken and police deployed at every place”, said Sumit Kumar, DCP, crime, Gurgaon.
Another case was registered against a group of four to five people, who had burnt a canter truck near Kherki Daula toll, to protest against the release of Padmaavat movie. Police officials said that anyone connected with violence would be nabbed and brought to justice. No one will be allowed to indulge in vandalism.
“All efforts are being made to identify those who planned and executed violence”, said Ravinder Kumar, PRO, Gurgaon police.