Two held for attack during Gandhwani tension
Police on Tuesday arrested a duo who attacked two men during the recent Gandhwani communal tension in Dhar district.
Superintendent of police, Rajesh Hingankar said Hammu alias Amzad Shah and Golu Pathan -- residents of Avalipura and Gandhwani villages -- were on the run. Police had placed a cash reward of Rs 5,000 each on them for information about their whereabouts.
The duo was booked for rioting, armed with deadly weapon, attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt, obscene acts and criminal intimidation for the attack which left one of the victims with a severed hand.
Communal clashes were reported from Gandhwani, Pipliya, Dhamnod, and Dedla in Dhar district after tension between two communities on October 12. Arson, rioting and stone pelting was reported in the clashes.
It was during this spiral of violence that Shah and Pathan along with four others attacked the two victims. Police arrested four others, but Shah and Pathan eluded them.
Subsequently, a special team raided various places in Dhar, Barwani, Indore, Sendhwa and Depalpur. On Tuesday, police got a tip-off that the accused were moving towards Dhar from Ratlam. The duo was intercepted in Tornod Phata. During interrogation, the two accused confessed to their crime, Hingankar added.
To media queries about police ‘torturing’ innocent people, Hingankar dismissed the allegations saying he didn’t get any such complaint so far. “Police have to take strong steps to maintain law and order situation,” the Dhar SP added.