Ahmedabad, Aug 16: Police have captured 22 individuals regarding the assault on Dalits coming back to Bhavnagar in the wake of going to a challenge rally in Una town in which cops were additionally focused on.
The assault occurred last night at Samter town close Una, around 350km from Ahmedabad. The policemen went under assault when they attempted to control the rough swarm that focused on the Dalits. The aggressors were inhabitants of Samter, around 11km from Una town in Gir-Somnath region
“After the rally, hostile to social components hindered the street close Samter when Dalits were returning. They assaulted a gathering of Dalits. We hurled 46 teargas shells, shot six rounds noticeable all around and utilized twirly doos to scatter the crowd,” Gir-Somnath Superintendent of Police H R Chaudhary said today.
“We have captured 22 individuals for the assault,” he said.
As per Una Police Inspector H G Vaghela, those captured have been set up for charges of revolting and attacking Dalits and also policemen.
Some of them have likewise been reserved for endeavor to kill, said Vaghela, who was harmed while attempting to control the crowd.
No less than 12 Dalits were harmed and around eight of them endured extreme injuries.
The casualties asserted that the occupants of Samter assaulted them to vindicate the capture of 12 individuals of the town regarding a month ago’s Una Dalit lashing case.
They said of the 30-odd individuals captured till date in the Dalit whipping case, 12 hail from Samter, situated close Mota Samadhiyala, where cow vigilantes attacked a gathering of Dalits for supposedly cleaning a dead bovine.
In the interim, senior Congress pioneer Shankersinh Vaghela said the occurrence appears there is a breakdown of lawfulness in the BJP-ruled State.
“Yesterday’s assault on Dalits demonstrates there is finished wilderness in Gujarat. Peace does not exist in Gujarat. Not simply Dalits, individuals from Patel people group, ladies and additionally tribals are focused on frequently in Gujarat,” Vaghela told journalists.
Vice president Minister Nitin Patel hit back, saying the principle Opposition gathering is raising such issues for political mileage and with an eye on the 2017 Assembly decision.
“Individuals extremely surely understand this Government has made stringent move in the Dalit whipping case. Be that as it may, Congress is attempting to increase political mileage in the wake of 2017 surveys by raising even little and inconsequential issues. Such acts are discoloring Gujarat’s picture,” said Patel.