More than 1000 protestors charged for violence by Nagpur Police


Nation Next Newsroom | Jan 5, 2018 8:59

Thousands of people took to the streets of Nagpur to protest after the Bhima Koregaon violence and brought Nagpur to a halt.
Protestors burnt tyres during a portest in Nagpur post the Bhima Koregaon violence. (Photo by: IANS)

Five police stations of Nagpur namely Sitabuldi, Pachpaoli, Ajni, Jaripatka and Juni Kamptee have registered cases against more than 1000 people who took to the streets to protest after the Bhima Koregaon violence and brought Nagpur to a halt. Most of the cases have been registered at Sitabuldi Police station. As per a report, Nagpur Police have caught many of these protestors in action on the CCTV cameras installed in the city.

The protestors have been charged under different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for rioting, pelting stones on passersby and cops, destroying public property, blocking the roads and several such violent actions. The police has also reportedly submitted a report to the state government about the involvement of Maoists organisations in the protests and disrupting life in the city.

Protests erupted in Nagpur, after Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar called for a state wide bandh post the Bhima Koregaon violence near Pune, Maharashtra.