Sitting Corporator of ward No. 35 Mujmil Ahamad Iqbal Doni has been arrested in connection to the stone pelting and riot in Khadak Galli on Monday Night.
He has been charged with sections 353, 307 and 153 which are for Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, Attempt to murder and Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony respectively. On Tuesday 15 others were also arrested on various grounds from the city.
It may be recalled that Tension gripped Belagavi city following violence erupting in the communally-sensitive areas of the city late on Monday night. In what appeared to be a planned attack by a section of society, a car was damaged and an autorickshaw set ablaze near the Traffic Police Station in Kacheri galli. Window panes of several houses were shattered in stone-pelting by unruly groups in several areas during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. Stones were also pelted on a traffic police vehicle.