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Khambhat Communal Riots, Police Made BJP Workers Accused for Violence

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Khambhat town in Gujarat’s Anand district, where communal clashes broke out on Sunday remained on the boil on the third consecutive day with a mob torching two roadside cabins and motorcycles on the day of shut down. Majority of schools, colleges and markets remained shut in the town since morning. But the violence came back to normalcy on Wednesday. Khambhat town police station has registered four more FIRs and had booked 3,000 people including former BJP MLA Sanjay Patel and former BJP councilors of the city.

Earlier on Sunday after collecting the CCTV footage strict action was taken against those who tried to damage the peace and security of Khambhat. 47 people were arrested by registering 4 separate cases. Strict action was taken against them to damage the security of the pillar. Apart from this Four more fresh FIRs were registered in Kambhat town police station.

The police had registered a FIRs against the former BJP MLA Sanjay Patel, Pinakin Brahmabhatt (city BJP president), Kalpesh Pandit (city BJP vice-president), Yogesh Shah (BJP worker), Nanka Bhai Patel (Ram Sena), Jayveer Joshi (Ram Sena), Nand Kishore Brahmbhatt (VHP), Ketan Patel (Hindu Jagran Manch), Nirav Jain (Hindu Jagran Manch), Ashok Khalasi (BJP Councilor), Rajubhai Rana (BJP Councilor), Balram Pandit (BJP worker) and Parthiv Patel (BJP worker) are included.

It may be noted that while the Gujarat government was trying to make the “Namaste Trump” event a success, the Khambhat of Anand district was burning in the communal riot. In the aftermath of the riot, the Gujarat government took a big action by replacing Anand SP Makrand Chauhan and Khambhat DYSP Reema Munshi with immediate effect and put them on leave. In such a situation, the question arises that the BJP government of Gujarat has acquired more police power.