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1 held for desecrating war memorial during violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 14:23

Mumbai: One of the two alleged rioters,
suspected to have damaged the Amar Jawan memorial during the
August 11 violence in Mumbai, has been detained, police said
on Tuesday.

"Abdul Quadir, who is suspected to have damaged Amar
Jawan memorial, is being interrogated. We strongly believe he
is one of the two rioters involved in desecrating the
memorial," a crime branch official said.

So far police have arrested 51 alleged rioters for the
Azad Maidan mayhem, in which two persons were killed and over
50 were injured, including 44 policemen, when a rally called
to protest the alleged atrocities on Muslims in Assam and
Myanmar turned violent.

Incidentally, a metropolitan court yesterday
discharged three of the accused arrested in connection with
the violence after the crime branch moved an application
saying that the investigation showed they were not the part of
the mob.

The court discharged Anees Davare, Aslam Sheikh
and Abbas Ujjainwala after the crime branch moved an
application under Section 169 (release of accused when
evidence is deficient) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

On August 11, the protesters went on a rampage,
attacking police, including women constables, torching media
and police vans, smashing cameras of photo journalists and
damaging buses.


First Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 13:39

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