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BJP-Congress clash triggers tension in Nagpur, party workers booked

The workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress on Sunday created a ruckus in Jaripatka and caused damage to the furniture at the office of BJP Corporator Viky Kukreja.

The news: Tension prevailed in the area soon after the clash between the two party workers, and police personnel were deployed in large numbers to maintain law and order.

What happened: The scuffle between BJP and Congress workers is learnt to have begun, when some women arrived at Kukreja’s office and accused him of not solving issues in the area.

  • The workers then exchanged blows, man-handled Kukreja and other workers including women.
  • Senior BJP and Congress leaders including MLC Pravin Datke, Kunal Raut (son of Dr Nitin Raut) and others immediately rushed to the spot.
  • The Congress workers alleged that Kukreja and BJP workers misbehaved with the women.
  • Both groups have lodged FIRs against each other, and a probe into the incident is underway.
  • BJP corporator Kukreja and his supporters have been booked under IPC and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act provisions for outraging modesty of women and other offences. 
  • Meanwhile, Youth Congress functionary Baba Khan and others have been charged with rioting and other offences.
  • Later BJP workers burnt tyres in Vasanshah Square. The shops and other establishments in the Jaripatka area immediately lowered their shutters.


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