Rajnath Speaks to Gujarat CM on Mehsana Clashes

During telephonic talk, Home Minister took stock of situation in Gujarat\'s Mehsana district, where clashes broke out between protesters.

Published: 17th April 2016 09:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th April 2016 09:58 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: In the wake of reports of clashes in Mehsana town, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called up Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, who apprised him on the prevailing situation there.

During the telephonic talk, the Home Minister took stock of the situation in Gujarat's Mehsana district, where clashes broke out between protesters.

Patel informed Singh about the steps being taken by the state government to control the situation and maintain peace, official sources said.

Curfew was today clamped in Mehsana town in Gujarat and mobile internet service banned as a massive rally of the Patel community demanding reservation and immediate release of their jailed leaders turned violent with two buildings being set ablaze and some police vehicles damaged.

A godown of Food Corporation of India and a district office were set on fire, police said, adding 15 persons have been detained in this connection.

Five policemen and two officials sustained injuries in the incidents, police said while agitators claimed that 25 of their supporters were injured in police action.

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