A convoy of police including the district police chief was deployed on the spot.
Violent clashes broke out between two groups in Kalol in Panchmahal district in the afternoon. Crowds of both the communities came face to face in large numbers and stones were pelted on them. Vehicles passing on the road were also targeted and stone pelted. However, when the incident was reported to the police, a large number of police convoys including the district SP reached the spot. Police also fired tear gas shells to control the situation. Stormy mobs are also known to have injured policemen who pelted stones at the police.
created a tense atmosphere
According to the information received, there is a tense situation in the Gadhedi Falia and Kasba areas of Kalol at around 3 pm. The situation spiraled out of control after a violent clash between the two communities. The shops in the area pelted with stones by the mob started closing. The mob also ransacked shops and damaged vehicles. Not only this, many vehicles passing on the road were also targeted by the mob and pelted stones.
police lathi charge
A convoy of local police and high officials and Panchmahal SP Leena Patil’s police reached the spot. Police used tear gas shells to control the situation. Also lathi charge was done. However, as soon as the situation got out of control, there was a stir in the police of the entire district in Kalol.
Police conducted search operation
However, beef smuggling is being said to be the reason behind the incident. But till now no official announcement has been made by the police or machinery in this regard. At present, continuous efforts are being made by the police to control the situation. The police have started cracking down on anti-social elements along with conducting searches in the area.