Violence erupts in Amalapuram over destruction of Ambedkar statuesJanuary 23, 2012 18:58
Police authorities today clamped section 144 in the Amalapuram town of East Godavari district after two groups clashed over the destruction of the Ambedkar statues. Groups began fighting each other after two Ambedkar statues were found destructed at two places in the town.
The prohibitory orders will be in force for over a week and more than 1000 police men are keeping vigil for the maintenance of peace in the town. Police have also arranged 10 extra pickets.
People belonging to two sections clashed over the destruction of the statue with both groups hurling stones at each other and soda bottles. Police swung into action and controlled the mobs indulging in violence.
Several streets of the town looked like embattled war zones forcing the revenue administration to rush additional forces and impose restrictions on the movements of the people. SP Trivikram Varma appointed Ramachandrapuram DCP as the special officer to investigate the incident and identify the culprits. Special police teams will assist him in the task. (JUBS)