Nashik: Stone pelting in two groups at Shingada Lake, unannounced strike by businessmen leader

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Nashik : Leader News Service

A businessman had an argument with a worker in the Shingada Lake area on Thursday (6th) night. His residence was pelted with stone after clash between two groups on Friday (7th) around 1 pm. Hence, there was a tense silence in the area throughout the day. After the stone pelting incident, there was an atmosphere of fear among the businessmen of the area. As the businessmen protested the incident by keeping their shops closed, there was chaos in the area.

Shingada Lake area has car decorators and other professional shops. A large number of youths are employed in these shops. There is an independent union of workers youth. A businessman had a minor dispute with a worker. One group claimed that a stressed worker suffered a heart attack. The labor union had called for a strike on Friday (7th). As soon as it was decided to amicably open the closed shops, the controversy erupted due to claims of mediation by outsiders. Heavy stone pelting by both groups had created a riot-like situation in the area.

As soon as the stone pelting information was received, Commissioner Ankush Shinde, Deputy Commissioner Kiran Kumar Chavan, Prashant Bachhao, Assistant Commissioner Nitin Jadhav, Dr. Sitaram Kolhe, Sachin Bari, Senior Inspector Yuvraj Patki, Vijay Dhamal, Dilip Thakur, Tushar Adhavu etc rushed to the spot and took control of the situation. Attempts to give a religious color to this incident were avoided due to police vigilance. Meanwhile, Vinod Subhash Thorat (50, resident of Tiwandha Chowk, Old Nashik), Rahul Dilip Raut (30, resident of Shingada Lake) and Kaushal Sanjay Vakharkar (28, resident of Makhamalabad) have been injured in this stone pelting. He is undergoing treatment at the district government hospital. In the case of stone pelting, the police detained one person and seized the coin from him.

There is a conflict between professionals and workers. The footage of the CCTV cameras in the area is being checked in the case of stone pelting. This incident has no religious edge. Further legal proceedings are underway to trace the suspects from both the groups.

-Kiran Kumar Chavan, Deputy Commissioner

An appeal not to believe rumours

The example at Shingada Lake is a dispute between professional workers. This case has no religious color anywhere, so the police administration has appealed not to believe the rumors on social media. Also, the police have warned that if rumors are spread in this case, a case will be registered against the concerned.

Crowd outside the police station

Workers of both the groups along with office bearers of professional and labor unions gathered outside the Mumbai Naka Police Station. After that, political leaders along with social workers also entered. The police registered the complaints of both the groups and promised to take action. The crowd then left.

Stayed at District Hospital

A mob that left Mumbai Naka Police Station came straight to the District Government Hospital. The crowd shouted slogans near the entrance of the hospital and demanded the arrest of the attackers. It included workers of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal. The crowd warned of a ‘Nashik Bandh’ if the attackers were not arrested. The crowd retreated after the senior police officers came to their senses.

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