CBI probe into Andhra communal clashes

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Hyderabad, Oct 13: Andhra Pradesh government on Monday, Oct 13 ordered a CBI inquiry into the communal violence, including the death of six members of a family whose house was set afire on Sunday, Oct 12 in Adilabad district.

A CBI inquiry would be ordered into the incidents of communal clashes in Bhainsa town during the immersion procession of Goddess Durga idol and death of six persons of a family whose house was set on fire at Watoli village, Home Minister K Jana Reddy announced after visiting the violence-hit areas. Three persons were killed and others injured during clashes between two groups last Friday and six persons, including three children of a family, were burnt to death at Watoli village when their house caught fire in the wee hours today.

While curfew continued in Bhainsa, prohibitory orders have been imposed in Nirmal and Adilabad towns as precautionary measures, officials said.
Additional forces have been deployed in Bhainsa to maintain communal harmony and tranquility, they said.

The Home Minister, along with the DGP, visited Bhainsa town and Watoli village.

Earlier, Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) President and MP Asaduddin Owaisi, who also visited the village, demanded a CBI inquiry into Bhainsa clashes and Watoli incident.

Demanding compensation for those who lost their property in the clashes, the MIM leader alleged Hindu fundamentalist groups were behind the incidents.

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