Police station vandalised in Mumbai, 17 arrested

Ebony Scott
March 21, 2017

The mob gathered outside the police station after a controversial image of a religious structure was posted on Facebook by a local resident.

Seven more people were arrested today in connection with the attack on a police station in suburban Trombay yesterday. The man was arrested and booked under IPC section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to hurt religion), he said. Additional commissioner of police Manoj Lohia said that soon after they received the information, Chinwa was arrested under the IT act.

The angry mob set police vehicles on fire and vandalized the Trombay police station as it went on a rampage. They also pelted stones at two other police vehicles and the police station causing damage to the window panes.

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Police arrested 17 persons for rioting. The State Reserve Police Force was summoned to take control of the situation.

They were produced before a court which sent them in police custody till March 24. Meanwhile, a delegation of prominent community leaders, including Maulana Moin Miya, Saeed Noori of Raza Academy, social worker Sohail Lokhandwala, activist Khaleel Zahid and Aman Committee chairman Fareed Shaikh, met Deven Bharti, joint police commissioner, and said the perpetrators should not be spared and no innocent should be harassed. The entire area was cornered off and heavy police was deployed to avoid any untoward incident.

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