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13 people arrested and FIRs registered against 45 others in Gujarat communal clash

13 people arrested and FIRs registered against 45 others in Gujarat communal clash  Gujarat: Today, the Gujarat Police said that 13 persons have been arrested in connection with the communal violence at Vadavali village in Patan district. 1 person dead in the communal violence.

C P Sadiya who is the Inspector of Chanasma police station said that we arrested 13 persons yesterday after a combing operation in villages neighbouring Vadavali from where the crowd came and attacked residents.

The police officer said that those arrested so far belong to Sunsar and Dharpuri villages.

The police said that 1 person had died and six other people injured after violence broke out following a minor fight between two students of different communities on Saturday over a petty issue.

The violent mob set on fire some vehicles and a dozen of houses.

The police officer said that cross FIRs were registered at Chanasma police station against a total of 45 accused and a crowd comprising over 3,000 people under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including 302(murder), 147, 148, 149 (rioting armed with deadly weapons, unlawful assembly), 395, 397 (robbery), 435 and 436 (mischief by fire).

Inspector C P Sadiya said that over 100 police personnel and two companies of State Reserve Police were posted at the village.

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