Violence on Bhopal anniversary: 15 arrested

At least fifteen persons have been arrested in connection with the violence here during the rail blockade staged here by some NGOs on the 27th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy, police said on Monday.

Bhopal: At least fifteen persons have been
arrested in connection with the violence here during the rail
blockade staged here by some NGOs on the 27th anniversary of
the Bhopal gas tragedy, police said on Monday.

Bhopal SSP, Yogesh Choudhary said that 15 persons
have been arrested and nine cases have been registered in this
connection. Also, around 70 people, who were involved in
stone pelting on Saturday, have been identified.

The SSP said all these people would be arrested
soon as they are seen on the video footage obtained that day.

Choudhary said there was no need for gas activists to
indulge in stone throwing and they could have shown better
sense as there no provocation for the same.

The SSP said that action would be taken against NGO
leader, Balkrishna Namdeo as his picture has been found on the
video footage.

He, however, clarified that members of the Bhopal Gas
Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan were not involved in the stone
throwing on December 3.

The anniversary of the gas tragedy was marred by
violence when police used force to evict those staging rail
blockade.

PTI

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