Bodhan: Telangana: Clashes between rival factions over the unveiling of Shivaji’s statue. Hyderabad News – Times of India

Hyderabad: Police lathi-charged and fired tear gas shells Bodhni city ​​of Nizamabad district to disperse rival group Clashes broke out on Sunday over the unveiling of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s statue
According to the police, members of a group installed the statue on Ambedkar X Road in Bodhan town late on Saturday night, without obtaining necessary permission from the revenue and municipal authorities. The statue was to be unveiled on Sunday.
Meanwhile, members of another group gathered near the statue and demanded that the authorities do not allow the unveiling of the statue and protested. “The statue was installed without permission. We want the night duty police personnel, Those who allowed the statue to be installed should be immediately suspended.” ,” said a person opposing the installation of the statue.
As hundreds of members of both the groups gathered near the statue on Sunday afternoon, the police reached the spot. Nizamabad commissioner KR Nagaraju also reached the spot and asked the crowd to leave as Section 144 was imposed. However, the protesters did not agree and soon both the groups started pelting stones at each other. Some criminals started pelting stones from nearby buildings.
The police used tear gas shells and lathi-charged to disperse the crowd. “Permission has not been taken from the idol and revenue officials to install the statue. As soon as the mob started attacking a constable, we had to lathi-charge them to disperse them. Section 144 of CrPC is in force and in Bodhan town Outsiders are not allowed. We will register cases against criminals who violate the law,” said the Nizamabad commissioner.
Additional DG (Law and Order) Jitendra said, “We have registered three cases of trying to install an idol without permission, rioting by two groups, defying police orders and pelting stones. No one got hurt.”
extra force from comradesy And Nirmal district also reached Bodhan.