Kagal town council among seven arrested

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Kolhapur, Sept 28 (UNI) Prakash Gadekar, chairman of the Kagal town municipal council, was among the seven persons arrested in connection with the beating of a youth that resulted in a tense situation in the town yesterday.

Besides Gadekar, Kagal municipal councillor Ashok Jakate was also among the arrested.

On Anant Chaturdashi night, two groups, one led by Gadekar and other by Anil Chavan, clashed during ganesh immersion.

Yesterday afternoon, Gadekar and his supporters went to Chavan's house. Gadekar fired one round from his pistol, while his supporters beat up Chavan.

Later, Chavan's supporters gathered in the main chowk to register their protest over the incident. Police resorted to a mild lathi-charge to disperse the clashing groups.

Meanwhile, Kagal Town Bandh, called by Chavan's supporters, passed off peacefully today.

The situation was still tense but fully under control this evening, police added.


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