- The DSP said that some people from the ‘upper caste’ used casteist abuses on the groom.
- Four police personnel were already deployed to march towards the village with the procession
- Police have registered a case under section 504 of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the SC/ST Act.
The police have registered a case against twenty one people for allegedly creating a ruckus and abusing casteist abuses during the procession of a Dalit man in Kota on Sunday.
DSP and circle officer (CO), Praveen Nayak said that seven people were charged under section 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and were kept in preventive custody, while others have already been booked. was.
The DSP said some ‘upper caste’ people hurled casteist abuses at the guests and created a ruckus when the ceremony was over after the groom offered prayers at the temple.
The incident took place on Friday night when Sanjeev Meghwal’s ‘Bindori’ mare was being taken out on a mare in Goyanda village.
Anticipating that there might be an attempt to disrupt the ceremony, four police personnel were already deployed to accompany the procession which was moving peacefully through the village. He said that when it was passing through an “upper caste dominated area” on its way back home, some people used abusive language against the guests and created a ruckus.
He said additional police force was immediately sent to the spot, though the miscreant had fled. The DSP said security has been beefed up in the village and the situation is normal.
On Saturday, on the complaint of the groom’s father, the police registered a case in Ramganjmandi against 21 named and some other unidentified persons under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the SC/ST Act. . Station House Officer (SHO) Manoj Berwal said.
Meanwhile, DSP Nayak, who is also the investigating officer (IO) of the case, denied any incident of scuffle with the guests.
“There was no misbehavior with the guests at the procession, nor was the groom forced to get off the mare. Some people from the upper castes, who were apparently drunk, hurled casteist abuses and created ruckus during processing. Tried. Their areas. A case has been registered and investigation is underway,” the DSP said.
(with inputs from PTI)