Ten arrested for communal violence in Anand

Ten persons were arrested following communal violence in Borsad taluk of the district in which ten persons were injured, police said Monday.

Last Updated: May 24, 2010, 15:07 PM IST

Anand: Ten persons were arrested following communal violence in Borsad taluk of the district in which ten persons were injured, police said Monday.

The incident took place in Dahemi village of Vorsad yesterday late night, when two groups of different communities clashed with each other over a petty matter, they said.

According to police, the two groups pelted stones on each other in which over ten people were injured. During the clash, three motorcycles were set ablaze by the mob, police
said.
The police fired six rounds of tear gas shells to quell the mob, besides cane-charge.

The mob also set ablaze a marriage venue. Both the groups have filed cross complaints against each other, police said.
One company of State Reserve Police (SRP) has been deployed in Dahemi village. The situation was tense but under control at present, and further investigation into the
incident is on, police said.

PTI