Maharashtra bandh: Inquiry will be conducted into incidents of violence, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh had called for the bandh to protest against the state government's 'failure' to stop the violence at Bhima Koregaon village.

Maharashtra bandh: Inquiry will be conducted into incidents of violence, says CM Devendra Fadnavis
Pic courtesy: ANI

Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said the state government would conduct an inquiry into the incidents of violence that took place across Maharashtra.

"An inquiry will be conducted in the incidents of violence that took place across Maharashtra. We are monitoring the CCTV footage of the violence," he said, ANI reported.

Earlier, Fadnavis had ordered a Crime Investigation Department (CID)-led probe into the death of a youth in Bhima Koregaon violence. He has also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the victim`s kin.

Meanwhile, protesters attacked buses, stopped suburban trains and blocked roads at various places in Mumbai on Wednesday as normal life was hit in the city and other parts of Maharashtra during a bandh called against Pune violence.

The bandh was called off later in the day.

Dalits staged protests in suburban Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kamraj Nagar, Vikhroli, Dindoshi, Kandivali, Jogeshwari, Kalanagar and Mahim, police said.

Hundreds of protesters tried to block the Western Express Highway in the morning but were moved from the spot by police.

Incidents of stone pelting were reported at a few places on the harbour line, police said, as per PTI.

Protesters jumped on rail tracks of harbour line at Govandi, Mankhurd and Kurla, due to which suburban services towards Panvel, Belapur and Vashi were stopped for a few hours, the official said.

On the Western Railway, protesters obstructed services at Nallasopara station.

Thirteen buses of the civic transport service 'BEST' were damaged by protesters in Kalanagar area (Bandra), Dharavi, Kamraj Nagar, Santosh Nagar, Dindoshi and Hanuman Nagar, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said.

Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh leader and BR Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar had called for the bandh to protest against the state government's "failure" to stop the violence at Bhima Koregaon village in Pune district two days ago.

Later, announcing the bandh withdrawal, he alleged right-wing leaders Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote were behind the Pune violence and demanded that they be arrested and made to face the same legal process as Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Memon.

(With Agency inputs)

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