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Padmaavat violence: Four accused taken on remand, 13 granted bail

A school bus was pelted with stones and a state bus was set on fire by a group of protesters last Wednesday

gurgaon Updated: Jan 29, 2018 22:43 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
Hindustan Times
Gurgaon,Gurugram news,Sohna
Conductor of the Haryana Roadways bus which was set on fire by vandals allegedly aligned to the Karni Sena.(Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE PHOTO)

Four persons arrested in connection with Padmaavat violence were taken on remand on Monday by the Gurgaon police so that they could be questioned with regard to the planning and execution of the violence that broke out on Sohna Road in Bhondsi, Raheja mall and in other parts of the city. Those taken on remand include two accused persons arrested in connection with the Silani Morh incident in Sohna and two others in connection with the violence that broke out in Raheja Mall.

One of the accused, identified as Harinder Singh alias Tinku, is the Rewari district chief of Karni Sena and is said to be an important member of the organisation in this area. He was arrested by the special investigation team constituted by the Gurgaon police to probe the incidents of violence centering around the release of the film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. These incidents kept the police on their toes since Wednesday.

Another accused, who has been taken into police custody, was identified as Lakhan alias Kalu. He was a arrested in connection with the vandalism in Sohna along with Tinku, another accused. “Both of them will be questioned with regard to the violent incidents and also on the others involved. Tinku and Kalu were among the six persons arrested for the Silani Morh incident in Sohna,” Ravinder Kumar, PRO, Gurgaon police, said.

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One of the accused in Raheja mall incident, identified as Rohit alias Cobra, a resident of Begumpur Khatola, surrendered before the Sadar police station on Sunday. He was a produced before a court on Monday along with co-accused Roshan. They were taken on police remand for one day.

Meanwhile, taking into account the improving situation in the city, thirteen persons, who were detained as part of preventive measures, were granted bail by the DCP, headquarter. “Those who were detained have been granted bail, as there was no need for them to be kept in custody. However, they were released on the promise that they would show good conduct,” Deepak Gahlawat, DCP, headquarter, said.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 22:43 IST