Amravati goes in curfew as violence erupts

Curfew has been imposed in the city following further incidents of violence when a huge mob of hundreds went on a rampage, destroying shops and private property, while the local police, failed to stop them on 13th November.

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New Delhi: As the situation of violence goes out of hands in Amravati, A curfew has been imposed in the city following further incidents of violence when a huge mob of hundreds went on a rampage, destroying shops and private property, while the local police, failed to stop them on 13th November. 

As per the statements, The Maharashtra Police has dispatched 4 companies of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) and another 125 police personnel to tackle the mob and continue surveillance. 

According to Maharashtra Police, “The violence is limited to Amravati city only and the situation is now under control. We have sent four companies of SRPF and 125 police personnel and will send more if needed on the ground.”  Police officers in Amravati said the situation was tense till afternoon. But, it cooled down at night. 

On Social Media, videos of violence were uploaded in which the police were trailing the mob and unsuccessfully trying to disperse them. The reports and videos were confirmed real by local news channels. 

The Police suspect the violence was due to tension between political party workers and the minority community. 
The former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has urged the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government and CM Uddhav Thackeray to initiate measures to restore communal harmony in the city. He also demanded, the govt. answers on the steps taken till now.

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