According to police, villagers belonging to two different castes had clashed over a piece of land, and when the police reached the spot and tried to disperse the mob, the villagers attacked them, leaving three policemen injured.
“More such terrorists will be eliminated,” she added. Claiming that “the end of terrorism is near for sure”, Acharya, who switched to BJP from the Congress in 2007, praised PM Modi for his foreign policy.
The Gujarat government holds 55 per cent shares in the GSFC, while SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) with 28 per cent shares is the second biggest shareholder in this entity. Last year, the accumulated losses were Rs 2,457 crore.
Earlier, Mevani had hit out at the BJP government over the bullet train project, saying, “Farmers in Gujarat and Maharashtra are opposing the bullet train project. My question is when Gujarat and Maharashtra farmers together are saying that they do not want bullet train, then why this is being done.”
Mevani had asked that despite the inquiry committee submitting its report to the state Home Department on May 1, 2013 into the killing of three Dalits in 2012 police firing in Surendrangar’s Thangadh town, why the report and the action taken report have not been tabled in the House.
Speaking at the party’s booth-level meeting in Vadodara city, Pandya said, “The attack that happened in Jammu & Kashmir....you must have seen the visuals. Keeping all differences aside, people have come together with a sentiment of nationalism."
The district police said that the accused persons had first made the victim, Somabhai Chauhan, drink alcohol that was spiked with some drugs. After Chauhan fell unconscious, he was mowed down by a vehicle at least thrice.
According to the FIR filed on Sunday, three to four men were shouting slogans in solidarity with the Pulwama attack victims around 8.15 pm on Saturday when they were attacked with stones, leading to communal clashes in the area.
Katheriya is facing sedition charges along with PAAS leader Hardik Patel and two others in connection with a case that was lodged by Surat police during the 2015 Patidar quota stir that had turned violent.
In an open letter to the Foundation, Hardik, who also belongs to Kadva Patidar community, has warned the organisers of the event, saying that they “would be responsible if any untoward incident takes place at the event”.