At least 45 people have been arrested after violence erupted during clashes between two groups in the Paldhi area of Maharashtra’s Jalgaon District over music being played outside a Mosque while Namaz was going on, police said on Thursday.
“Four people are reported to be injured, including a policeman, in the violence,” Jalgaon SP M Rajkumar said, adding other people might be injured. “But they are not coming forward possibly due to their involvement in the violence and rioting,” the official informed.
Some vehicles, including a police car, were also damaged in the violence, police said.
“Two First Information Reports have been registered. We have arrested 45 people so far for questioning,” Rajkumar said.
The incident took place on Wednesday at around 9:30 pm.
According to Jalgaon SP M Rajkumar, a disagreement over music being played outside a mosque escalated into stone pelting, leading to clashes between the two groups.
“The situation is peaceful and under control,” Rajkumar said.
More details are awaited.