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Navi Mumbai: Mobs storm police station

March 18, 2006 14:24 IST
Last Updated: March 18, 2006 15:20 IST

Violence continued unabated at Navi Mumbai, where angry mobs thrashed cops at Nerul police stationon Fridaynight.They stormed Rabale police stationSaturday afternoon in connection with the ongoing clashes between natives and porters in this satellite town of Mumbai.

The agitation, which started as a tiff between residents of Ghansoli village andporters (Mathadis) on the alleged molestation of a village girl on Holi,has now spread to adjoining villages, police said.

A protest against Mathadis was reported at Koparkhairane, Turbhe, Juhu and Nerul villages in Navi Mumbai on Friday and Saturday. Thestir is now taking shape of a conflict between native villagers and outsiders over deprivation of employment opportunities to the natives, they added.

Fridaynight, natives of Nerul in Navi Mumbai stormed the local police station and thrashed three constables, leading to a lathi charge by cops late in the night.

On Saturdayafternoon, a mob of over 2000 persons damaged private and media vehicles near Koparkhairane police chowky of Rabale police station, leading to one morelathi charge on agitators, police sources further said.

Navi Mumbai police control room authorities told PTI that sporadic incidents of violence were continuing, but there was no major violent incident. The RAF and the state reserve police have been positioned in trouble-hit spots, they added.

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Sub: Violence continues in Navi Mumbai

How can police open fire & kill people, isnt it daylight killing just like terrorists here. Havent mumbai/indian police in general made its image like ...

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