Maharashtra govt orders judicial probe into Koregaon Bhima incident

Mubarak Ansari
Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Rs 10 lakhs compensation for deceased's family

Pune: A day after two groups clashed near Koregaon Bhima, about 25 km from Pune on Ahmednagar highway, leading to the death of a person and injuries to several others, besides damage to over 50 vehicles, the state government on Tuesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the whole incident.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who also holds the home department portfolio, said, “A judicial inquiry has been ordered into the whole incident. The CID will investigate the death of the youth at Koregaon Bhima. His family will be given Rs 10 lakhs compensation. People whose vehicles, properties have been damaged, will also get compensation.”

Fadnavis appealed to people to maintain peace and asked not to believe rumours being spread through social media. He also warned of action against those spreading the rumours.

“The police controlled the situation and additional forces have been deployed in the area,” he added. 

Meanwhile, some anti-social elements forced shopkeepers in Khadki, Pimpri, Vishrantwadi, Ramwadi areas to close shops. They also gathered at some places to protest against the incident. The city police have deployed heavy bandobast at sensitive locations. A PMPML and an ST bus were damaged at Fursungi near Hadapsar. 

The district administration has banned assembly of over five persons in villages around Koregaon Bhima. Over five lakh people had gathered at the Vijaystambh near Perne Phata to celebrate 200th anniversary of the battle between British and Peshwa armies.

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