India: 20 arrested, 130 accused of violence through anti-CAA protests in Maharashtra
Twenty citizens have been arrested and 130 arrested in Hingoli region in Maharashtra Marathawada district for purportedly damaging public property and destroying property during different protests against by the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, an administrator said Saturday.
The conflict was registered on Friday in Kalamnuri city and Hingoli city in the district where policemen were hurled in stones, the representative stated.
“For damaging public property and rioting, police have detained about 20 people so far,” the administrator replied.
He says 130 people were arrested for stealing, planning to kill, threatening other people’s lives or mental wellbeing, knowingly causing harm by lethal weapons or means, and disorderly conduct.
Instances against a few demonstrators under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code were also registered in Parbhani and Beed areas.
Three protesters were arrested in unrelated incidents related to violence in the Parbhani zone.
Revenue Authorised Vidyacharan Kadavkar and a policeman was wounded on Friday during a protest rally near the Collector’s office after demonstrators hurled stones at them.
There was also damage to a fire brigade vehicle, police superintendent Krishna Kant Upadhyay replied.