Khargone district administration on Monday started demolition of at least 50 “illegal” structures of people accused of pelting stones at a Ram Navami procession in Khargone town, while the state government said damage caused to public and private properties during the violence will be recovered from rioters.
A curfew was clamped in Khargone town on Sunday and 84 people have been arrested so far after stones hurled at a Ram Navami procession triggered large-scale arson, officials said and added that the situation here was under control.
“The government has a zero tolerance policy for rioting. So far, 84 persons have been arrested and 50 illegal constructions of these accused have been identified. The demolition of these illegal constructions has already started,” Indore divisional commissioner Pawan Sharma said.