Members of Muslim community say police are arresting ‘innocent’ individuals
“Some people have come here to pressure us against the arrests we have made regarding the violence. They have been told that after analyzing the video footage, those found innocent will be released while those found involved will not be spared. “, Neeraj Chourasia, ASP, Khargone told ANI news agency.
Our people must be freed: members of the Muslim community submit a memo to the cops
Footage from the police station showed members of the Muslim community reaching the police station. The group alleged that police were “arresting innocent Muslim children and elderly people without substantial evidence”. “We had a word with the SP and demanded that our people be released,” they said in a memorandum.
Protests erupted in Khargone of Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of Ram Navami when disputes broke out between two groups over a procession passing through the Talab Chowk area of Khargone. While the first procession passed peacefully, despite an argument with the police, who tried to warn the organizers of the sensitivity of the area, the second reached the chowk at the time of Namaz.
There were reports of stone-throwing incidents being reported, which sparked the violence. According to the latest figures, police have arrested 179 people in connection with the violence, including three main defendants. The Muslim community has now alleged that some of those arrested are innocent.