Monday, January 3, 2011

Six Jain women arrested for clash

AHMEDABAD: Shahibaug police station officials on Sunday arrested six women in connection with a group clash that took place at Girdharnagar Jain Upashray on Saturday afternoon. Senior police officials also held a meeting with the community leaders to prevent any further trouble on Sunday afternoon.

According to Shahibaug police station officials, the women from two sects - Ek-Tithi and Be-Tithi - of Shahibaug Upashray fought over the possession of the upashray. In the last fifteen days, the premises saw clash of ideology. The fight reached its pinnacle when sadhvis also joined in on Saturday.

"We have arrested six women in connection with the fight and vandalism of the ground floor of premises on Sunday after the investigation. They belong to both the sects as per the cross-complaints filed. We have also deployed police at the spot to prevent any further clashes," said VA Rehvar, inspector of Shahibaug police station.

Amit Vishwakarma, deputy commissioner of police, Zone IV, held a meeting with leaders of both the sects. "We asked them to take advice of the religious leaders in the matter and resolve the issue as per their guidelines," said Vishwakarma.

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