A curfew was imposed in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur after clashes broke out between two groups in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur, leading to police lathicharging the crowd.
The clashes reportedly broke out as a result of a WhatsApp status put up by three youngsters yesterday. After the status went viral, there was stone pelting by a few people. FIR was registered against them.
The boys who had put status are said to be juvenile.
Dramatic visuals from Kolhapur showed scores of people gathered on the streets. While people have been instructed by police to not gather on streets, a curfew has also been imposed now.
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde on Kolhapur incident reacted to the clashes and said, ” It’s the government’s responsibility to maintain law and order in the state. I also appeal to the public for peace and calm. Police investigation is underway and action will be taken against those found guilty”.
Police sources told News18 that the juveniles have been detaine, adding that those who were booked for stone pelting FIR have also been detained.