Month after Ramganj violence, minor and two others arrested
One person was killed in alleged police firing that took place after violence erupted in Ramganj area on the night of September 8. Several policemen were also injuredjaipur Updated: Oct 14, 2017 18:54 IST
The Jaipur police Saturday arrested two people, including a minor, in connection with the violence that engulfed areas in the Walled City last month after a petty dispute between locals and the police turned ugly.
With this three people have been arrested in the case. One person was arrested Friday
One person was killed in alleged police firing that took place after violence erupted in Ramganj area on the night of September 8. Several policemen were also injured.
The dispute had allegedly started when the police were driving away carts and street vendors at the Ramganj area and had accidentally hit a couple, who was passing by the area on a motorcycle.
“Following investigation based on CCTV footage, statements of witnesses and mobile call details, we found that these three people were involved in the violence and indulged in anti-social activities such as stone-pelting,” said Pushpendra Singh, assistant commissioner of police, investigation.
The persons arrested on Saturday include a minor and a man named Shafakat Ali. Another accused, Mohammed Musa was arrested on Friday.
The men have been charged under several sections of the IPC including attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt, dacoity and on charges of destroying public property, said officials.
Several vehicles including an ambulance were torched during the violence, following which curfew had to be imposed in parts of the Walled City for several days.
The violence had also claimed the life of a man identified as Mohammed Raees alias Aadeel who died in police firing.
Another person, Bharat Kodnani was found dead inside the Walled City in the same night although it was unclear whether he died in the violence.
“We are further investigating the case and trying to identify more people who were involved in creating and planning the ruckus. More arrests are likely soon,” said Singh.
First Published: Oct 14, 2017 18:53 IST