RAM NAVAMI CLASH: 13 arrested; two IRB units posted to maintain law & order
VASCO: The Vasco Police has arrested 13 persons in connection with the clashes that took place in Baina on the occasion of Ramnavmi celebrations.
“We have arrested 13 persons for their involvement in the clashes that took place in Baina on the occasion of Ram Navmi celebrations,” said sources from police.
However, details of the 13 arrested have not yet been communicated until the filing of the story.
Also, 2 units of the Indian Reserve Force units have been deployed in the Vasco area to maintain law and order.
The trouble started at around 8.30 pm when a two-wheeler procession by youths from Sancoale on Ram Navami reached Islampur-Baina.
While they were crossing Islampur, the youth who belonged to the majority community complained that they were pelted by stones from the top of a house in the Islampur-Baina area.
In retaliation, eyewitnesses said that the youth went to the minority-dominated area and allegedly assaulted a local youth who belonged to the minority community.
This resulted in verbal clashes between the two groups even as the Ram Navami procession culminated at Baina beach.