Nashik, Feb 14: The police have registered as many as 36 cases against the perpetrators of violence in the district in the past few days and arrested 171 people in this connection.
In the city area, 25 cases were registered during the last 3 days, in which 56 people have been arrested, taking the total number of the arrested accused to 121, said city Police Commissioner S M Sayed while talking to reporters here. In the violence, 8 people were injured in the city limits. The estimated loss of property was Rs 6.25 lakh. In a stone pelting incident, in which Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) employee Ambadas Dharrao lost his life, three people have been arrested and a case has been registered against them under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), he said.
One company of State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), one company of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and 140 Home guards have been deployed along with 1,600 police personnel to maintain law and order, Mr Sayed said, adding, ''the situation is now under control and normalcy has been restored to an extent.'' In another news conference, Superintendent of Police Nikhil Gupta said as many as 11 cases have been registered by the Rural Police from February 3 to 14, and 50 people were arrested in this regard.
Besides, preventive action was taken against 177 people.
In an attack on some labourers in Sanjegaon area, in which two policemen were injured, 21 people have been arrested.
In the attack on Jindal Polyfilm Ltd, at Wadiwarha, the company's security supervisor, Vinod Singh (45), lost life and 9 others were injured. Thirteen people have been arrested in this connection and efforts were on to nab others, he informed.
As many as 40 buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) were damaged in the violence, incurring losses to the tune of Rs 3 lakh. In addition, it lost an additional revenue of Rs 12 lakh due to decline in the number of trips during the last two to three days, Mr Gupta said.
''As many as 6,000-7,000 North Indians have left the city by railways during the past three days,'' he informed and assured people that enough protection would be given to the industries and there was no need for worry.