Crime Branch enquiry will reveal whether it was a conspiracy or not, he says

Condemning the violence at Azad Maidan in which two people were killed, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that a stern inquiry would be instituted into the events leading to the violence.

  More than fifty persons were injured after an agitation held by the Raza Academy against the recent Assam riots and killings of Muslims in Myanmar turned violent.

The Crime Branch has been entrusted with the probe into the incident and they have already begun investigations

 Whether it was a conspiracy or not would emerge after the Crime Branch’s inquiry, said Mr. Chavan, adding that some people had been taken in for questioning.

 Mr. Chavan said that robust police security had been instituted throughout the city to preclude any such untoward incident in the future.

 “We have also requested Central assistance in the form of 18 companies of the Rapid Action Force , and the Central Reserve Police Force while State Reserve Police units have also been mobilised.”

Appeal for calm

PTI reports from New Delhi:

Condemning the violence in Mumbai, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Saturday warned of strong action against rumour mongers.

“I appeal to the people to maintain peace. There is peace even in Assam,” he told reporters here.

“I have spoken to [Maharashtra] Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and [Mumbai] Police Commissioner. There is peace now,” he said.

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