Police lathicharge to control mob in Ahmedabad

Last Updated: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 20:33

Ahmedabad: Several rounds of tear gas shells
were lobbed and lathi-charge used to control a stone-pelting
mob agitating against an alleged brothel being run from a
local guest house in Gomatipur area, police said.

Police have arrested Mahendrasinh Tahkore, manager of the
guest house.

"Police had to cane charge and fire tear gas shells to
control the mob which set on fire a vehicle and started stone
pelting the guest house.

We have been told that in the past the house was being
used as a brothel and it had restarted similar activity
recently, leading to uproar in the vicinity," Joint
Commissioner of Police Atul Karwal said.

Protesters alleged Ambika guest house was being used for
prostitution and started pelting stones at it, the police said
adding that the car of the owner of the guest house was also
torched.

"The situation is now under control. We have arrested the
owners of the guest house. We shall investigate the incident,"
Karwal said.

Fire brigade officials were also called after a vehicle
was torched by the mob, police said.

"As a precautionary measure additional state reserve
police force has been deployed in the locality," they said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 20:33

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