Ahmedabad: Police today confiscated an effigiy of Ravana and lodged a case against some youths from the local Patel community in Vijapur town of Mehsana district as they did not have the permission to burn it on the occasion of Dussehra.
Mehsana Superintendent of Police J R Mothalia said these youths, who were associated with the Patel quota agitation, had planned to turn the event into a protest. "Police had denied them permission to carry out the customary burning of Ravana's effigy in Vijapur.
But some of them tried to sneak in to the venue with the effigy. We stopped them and confiscated the effigy," said Mothalia. "We denied them permission because we knew that these youths will use the event as a platform for some kind of protest related to the quota agitation," he said.
Vijapur police registered a case against the organisers but no arrests had been made yet, said Mothalia.