More than 30 policemen were injured in a clash with hundreds of activists of right-wing groups protesting in support of Shambu Lal Regar, who killed West Bengal labourer Mohammed Afrazul raising the bogey of “love-jihad” in Rajasthan’s Udaipur on Thursday.
The clash between protesters and the police took place near Court Circle in Udaipur around 5 pm. According to Dainik Bhaskar, the protesters also unfurled a saffron flag at the entrance of the District and Sessions court. More than 20 protesters were detained.
(According to Dainik Bhaskar, the protesters unfurled a saffron flag atop court’s main gate. Photo credit: Dainik Bhaskar)
The police tried to control the situation by lathi-charging, but the situation got worse. The protesters went up to the court. Subsequently, clash broke out between lawyers and the police as well as the protesters on the court premises, the Dainik Bhaskarreport added.
Sudhir Joshi, additional superintendent of police, was among those injured in the clash, the report added.
Udaipur inspector general of police Anand Srivastava said the prohibitory orders will continue for a couple of days depending on the situation.
Regar had hacked Afrazul and then burnt him alive last week. He also got his nephew to shoot the entire crime on a mobile phone.