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Mumbai: Two groups clash in Mira Road; cops book 5

Updated on: 22 January,2024 09:39 AM IST  |  Mira Road
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Communal tensions in Mira Road flared late last night and were resolved by the cops. Several persons were detained and five were booked.

Mumbai: Two groups clash in Mira Road; cops book 5

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Communal tensions flared in Mira Road late last night after two groups got into a heated altercation. The issue was resolved after the cops intervened and de-escalated the situation. They also detained several persons and booked five. 

According to the media statement issued by the cops, members of the Hindu community, huddled in three cars, were raising slogans in the Naya Nagar area which later led to confrontation with the persons from Muslim community. The incident happened around 10.30 pm on Sunday, a day before the consecration ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir. 

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jayant Bajbale, in his statement to the media, said that it was a minor dispute and that tensions had subsided. He added a flag march was conducted in the area to reinforce a sense of security and order. He also advised the citizens to not believe any hearsay or rumours circulating on social media.  He urged the public to avoid forwarding unconfirmed messages and to maintain peace while cooperating with the police administration.

"At around 11 pm yesterday, some people of the Hindu community were raising slogans in 3-4 vehicles in the Naya Nagar area of Mira Road adjacent to Mumbai. After this, an argument started with some people belonging to the Muslim community. Seeing the deteriorating situation, the police vehicle immediately reached the spot and took some people into custody. The situation has been brought under control and a flag march was conducted in the area. Naya Nagar Police has registered a case against 5 people, arrested them and has started investigating the matter," Bajbale said.

Authorities reassured citizens that the situation was under control, and precautions had been taken to prevent additional disruption. Residents must rely on reliable information and avoid distributing erroneous material via social media sites. As investigations continue, the police hope to determine the fundamental cause of the dispute and take the necessary steps to restore communal cohesion. 

The Senior Police Inspector of Naya Nagar station, Vilas Supe said, "Around 10.30 pm, there was a dispute between two groups over a minor reason. Presently, the tension in the place has calmed down and no citizen should believe the rumours coming on social media. Also, they should not create confusion. No one should forward the messages coming on social media without confirmation. Everyone should maintain peace and cooperate with the police administration."

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