Sangli on the boil, 1
Curfew in Miraj and Sangli extended till
Tuesday; 208 arrested
ONE person was kille and five others were seriously injured in fresh
riously injured in fresh ommunal violence that erupted n Ichalkaranji
on Monday vening. The deceased was idenified as Vasant Appa Awaghade
40). The violent mob also orched 10 vehicles. Curfew was mposed in
Ichalkaranji in the vening.
On Sunday, Prof P A
Bhisure f Bapuji Salunkhe College, Miaj, died after sustaining
injuries llegedly in police lathicharge.
hisure was going to
his college n a bicycle when he got caught n the lathicharge. He died
at the ollege premises.
The curfew imposed
in Miraj nd Sangli on Saturday night has een extended till Tuesday.
Addiional Superintendent of Police, angli, Balasaheb Waghmode aid the
situation is under control, xcept for a few incidences of vioence and
stone pelting. Nevertheess, after taking stock of the situaion, the
curfew in Miraj has been xtended up to 2 pm and in Sangli p to 10 am
on Tuesday, he said.
General of Po ce S S Virk told reporters in San li on Monday that the
police have rrested 208 people and the situ tion is under control. On
Mon ay, the authorities announced reaxation of curfew in Miraj for alf-an-hour
in the morning.
fter afternoon prayers when a ob attacked me," said Latif Mulla, who
was injured in the vioence on Sunday and was admitted o a local
hospital in Sangli.
Indutai Zumde, who
was also njured in Sunday's police lathcharge, said, "We were not
aware f the happenings in the city. Sud enly, the police appeared in
the treet and began caning us. I tried o run away, but could not
ow, I have an injured
leg." Sanay Athanikar, another injured, lamed the police for not
taking rompt action. "When the lashes erupted on first day, the olice
didn't act quickly and no ody was arrested. They only cted when
violence erupted in he region," he said.