According to a police official, there was one casualty from the event that happened in the Magaria region on Monday night. They also stated that sufficient protection had been placed in the area and a formal complaint had been filed over the occurrence.
Shajapur Collector Riju Bafna said in a post on X that Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been implemented with immediate effect in three areas: Magaria, Kachhiwada, and Lalpura.
The situation is currently peaceful and a case has been registered against the miscreants and further legal action is being taken, he said.
Seven-eight persons stopped a group of people on Nag-Nagin Road near a mosque at around 8.30 pm on Monday when the latter were taking out a routine evening procession ahead of the Ram temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya, as per the First Information Report (FIR) registered on a complaint by one Mohit Rathore, who was part of the procession.
The persons told them not to take out the procession from the area and a group of people gathered there subsequently, the FIR stated.
The procession participants were manhandled and stones were pelted at them, it said.
The complainant claimed they were also attacked with swords and stones were hurled from rooftops.
Following the complaint, the police registered the FIR against 24 identified people and 15-20 unidentified persons.
Ujjain’s divisional commissioner Sanjay Goyal and Inspector General Santosh Kumar Singh reached the spot after the incident.
Shajapur MLA Arun Bhimawad went to a local police station after the incident and demanded action against the accused.
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