Police claim to crack Mango communal clash case

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    Jamshedpur, July 24: Police seems to have cracked the case of communal clash in Mango which led to curfew in Jamshedpur for the last 3 days.

    There was no incident of eve-teasing but a group rivalry which resulted in communal clashes in Mango. Two mixed groups with men of both communities who are drug addicts fighting against each other after the Eid celebrations near Gandhi Maidan made the incident take such communal step, said SSP Anoop T Mathew talking to the media persons on Friday night.

    The main conspirator Shibu is still at large but his father Md. Hafeez alias Kallu has been arrested along with Babai Nandi alias Putik and Jasim who were part of the group. They are habituated criminals and used religion for their own benefit.

    It was sudden provocation which led to such clashes on 19 and 20 July making total unrest in the city”, said SSP adding that Police launched special drive and arrested 89 warrantors from different police station areas on Thursday night keeping in mind the situation of Jamshedpur.

    He further informed that 8 have been sent to jail and the number will rise as the investigation goes on. Police also ruled out any incident of firearms flashing before residents of nearby Daiguttu locality and also the burnt Bhuiyadih tyre shop. Through a PPT presentation SSP tried to make mediapersons understand the whole timeline of incident.

    Present on the occasion, DC said that there has been no order for closing of private schools on Saturday and its upto them if they want to open the cradle but all government schools will reopen on Saturday.

    Excise shops will open as usual and no entry time for heavy vehicles will remain as it was in the past.

    Pertinent to mention that all educational institutions had also remained closed on July 22, 23 and 24 on the direction of the District Commissioner following communal tension after two communities clashed and subsequent imposition of curfew in Jamshedpur.

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