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Communal clash in MP town: Police rescue RSS worker’s nephew

Sanat Soni, whose uncle Dinesh Soni is an RSS functionary, and three Muslim men were booked under NSA and sent to jail.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: December 15, 2016 3:41 am

The nephew of an RSS functionary whose alleged anti-Islam comment in a WhatsApp group led to communal tension had to be rescued after a large group of Muslims gathered near his home in Sagar town late on Tuesday.

Sanat Soni, whose uncle Dinesh Soni is an RSS functionary, and three Muslim men were booked under National Security Act (NSA) Wednesday and sent to jail. The three Muslims detained under NSA were among several members of the community booked for rioting, trespass and hurling obscenities in connection with the violence that followed the comment.

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Soni and his family had to be escorted under police cover as the protesters pelted stones, injuring town inspector B M Trivedi and one more police official. Trivedi told The Indian Express that a group of 1,000 protesters had reached Sanat’s home after the community objected to his post.

“Had police not acted in time something worse would have happened,’’ said BJP MLA Shailendra Jain.

While police were dealing with the situation, a large group had gathered near the RSS office in Parkota locality. Local RSS functionaries and BJP leaders wanted the police to carry out searches in Sadar locality. Sagar SP Sachin Atulkar went to the RSS office to accept a memorandum from office bearers around midnight.

The SP said he did not want any procession to be taken out because that would have caused the situation to aggravate. He said the situation was under control Wednesday.

District Collector Vikas Narwal, whose sanction is mandatory for invoking NSA, was not available for comment.

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  1. L
    Dec 16, 2016 at 5:56 am
    The mob should treated same as Aklakh was treated.he and his family was alone against thousand of hindu terrorists.. at last police are also is hindu by religion he will save his brother first.dont expect they will protect any Muslim...
    1. S
      Dec 15, 2016 at 8:04 am
      100 people sacrificed , but no national news . One person threatened . Top nationalistic news . lt;br/gt;Wah re tere karwat dekh chala mein dastan e Farman tere .lt;br/gt;Anpad bane raja bhoj, padhaye padhe likhe log ko.
      1. B
        Dec 15, 2016 at 9:51 am
        you want one on one
        1. Ab Saleem Khan
          Dec 15, 2016 at 3:04 am
          #ModiNotMyPM lt;br/gt;Just Blame the muslim and put them behind war.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It clearly make all muslim feel like terrorist.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I wonder if the same situation was opposite,lt;br/gt;Would Police Book Hindu under NSA (act).?lt;br/gt;Would they take them to jail.?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I know your answer is NO.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In muslim their is very good saying "patience lead to Heaven"lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Warning:-lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Not all of you have Patience