211 Persons Arrested In Connection To Jodhpur Violence
Director General of Police M L Lather on Thursday said that as many as 211 persons have been arrested in connection to the Jodhpur communal violence that broke out on May 3. Out of the 211 held so far, 191 have been arrested under section 151 and 20 under other sections. Also, 19 FIRs have been registered -- four by police and 15 by the general public.
He further added that , the situation is under control and the police is taking all possible measures to maintain peace and order in the city, he said. Peace committee meetings are also being organized to create goodwill among the people. The general public has been appealed to maintain peace, not to believe in rumors and to immediately inform the local police officials about the rumors. A meeting of two communities was called during which both the communities agreed to maintain peace.
Meanwhile, the state government has extended the curfew imposed in 10 police stations of the city till May 6 midnight. The curfew has been extended as a precautionary measure . Internet services shall also remain suspended till further orders, officials said.
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