Day after clashes in Pune, tension grips parts of Mumbai

Day after clashes in Pune, tension grips parts of Mumbai

Tension prevailed in parts of eastern suburbs  in Mumbai on Tuesday, a day after a  riot-like situation in Bhima-Koregaon area of Pune district.

On Monday, a group of people holding saffron flags pelted stones at the Dalit community, when they gathered to observe the bi-centenary of the battle fought between troops of the East Indian Company and the Peshwas.

One youth was killed in the incident and another was injured. Several vehicles were also torched.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who also holds the home portfolio, is personally monitoring the situation.

He announced a judicial probe into the incident. "We have taken a serious view of the issue," he said, adding that a sitting judge would probe into the incident.

A CID probe has also been ordered into the incident.

Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar himself when to Pune to review the situation and take remedial action.

In Bhima-Koregaon, section 144 of the CrPC has been clamped. Fadnavis also urged the people not to believe in rumours and be careful on social media.

He said that on January 1 every year, people come in large numbers at the Koregaon Bhima battle memorial.

"Every year 15,000 to 20,000 people come...This year being the 200th year nearly 3.5 lakh people turned up," he said.

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