Tension gripped Mangrol taluka in Surat district after a scuffle between an RSS pracharak,his friend and some youths from a minority community in the area on Tuesday evening.
According to the police,the incident took place when Mahipalsinh Thakor,RSS pracharak of south Gujarat,and his friend Raju Devkar were on their way to Surat from Netrang after attending a marriage function there. When they reached Jankhvav crossroads,two youths riding a motorcycle collided with the car of Thakore.
An argument ensued between them. Soon,some local youths joined the motorcyclists and allegedly beat up Thakore and Devkar. Some other locals interfered after some time and rescued the two. Later,the duo approached the Mangrol police station and lodged a complaint in this connection. In the mean time,the Surat rural police rushed to the spot to avoid any further untoward incident.
Thakore said,It was not our fault. The two youths were riding the motorcycle on the wrong side (of the road).
Jankhvav police Sub Inspector S R Tandel said they have launched a manhunt for the two youths. We dont want to take this incident lightly. We are patrolling round the clock to avoid any further violence, he added.