Jamod (Buldana): Police imposed curfew in Jamod - a village in Buldana district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, after clashes and stone pelting between members of two communities on Saturday, according to reports published in local media.
The incident occured on Saturday night during Ram Navmi festival. Nine people, two seriously, are reported to be injured in the clashes.
Police opened fire in the air and imposed curfew in some areas to bring the situation under control, the reports said.
"Trouble started when a tractor distributing prasad was stopped by some people," police inspector Vijay Patkar told PTI.
The curfew was imposed on Saturday night, however, before its imposition number of vehicles, shops and public property was burned by the infighting groups. There are reports that groups have even damaged worship places of each other’s communities.
Some police officials – Solanke, Subhash Waghmare, Bhushan Solanke, Gajanan Narute, Kailash Pandit and Deepak Sapkal got injured in the stone pelting.
Local police have filed FIR (154/2016) against 111 people out of which 89 have been rounded up. The case is booked under sections 143, 147, 148, 149, 395, 353,307, 324, 332, 435, 295 and 186 IPC, 3(25), 4(25) of Indian Arms Act, 3 and 4 of Damage to Public Property Act.
Local media reports further said that the situation is totally under control now but curfew is still continuing in Jamod as on Monday.