Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy said that 609 persons are presently under detention, out of which approximately 218 are stone pelters.
Nearly 100 security personnel have been injured in stone pelting protests in last two months.
Commander of Sringar-based 15 Corps Lt General K.J.S. Dhillon appealed mothers not to allow their children to take up arms.
Violence erupts in Burdwan’s Raniganj town on Monday after stone-pelters target procession; senior cop injured; Sunday’s clashes in Purulia too claim one life
Army veterans today appeared to be divided over a commendation card which was awarded to Major Leetul Gogoi.