Bhainsa clash a'planned attack: BJP report claims

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Hyderabad, Oct 16 (UNI) The BJP today alleged that the communal clash on October 10 during the 'Durga Puja' immersion procession in Bhainsa town was a planned attack and blamed the ISI agents for the Vottoli incident, in which six members of a minority community family were burnt alive.

The interim report submitted by a fact finding team, constituted by BJP's state unit President Bandaru Dattatreya into the Bhainsa violence and Vottoli incident, blamed the police for ''totally failing to protect the properties of majority community and lives of the victims in the clash.

It claimed that some miscreants threw stones from a mosque at the procession. One Butan Singh, who along with his brother Bolanath, had come from Gorakhpur eight years ago in search of livelihood, tried to protect the idol even as miscreants stabbed him, leading to his death on the spot, the team alleged.

The processionists ran helter-skelter after over 400 masked people, fully armed with lethal weapons, attacked shops, houses and vehicles on the main road, the report claimed, adding four lorries were damaged and nine two-wheelers were burnt. It alleged that the mob attacked only majority community shops, establishments and houses, leaving untouched some minority community shops in between.

The team also met Inspector General of Police Purnachander Rao and Adilabad SP Anil Kumar, who admitted that not a single person involved in the attack on October 10 was arrested. The team alleged that police in Nirmal town implicated eight people in a false case of shop burning on October 11 and remanded them to judicial custody.

Ten RSS and BJP workers were also arrested and remanded to judicial custody, the report alleged.

Criticising the police for not registering FIR for each person's loss, the report said, ''Police appears to be under pressure from the state government and MIM leaders and that was the reason that no single Muslim person was arrested and only Hindus that too active members of the Sangh Parivar were arrested and implicated in false cases.'' Describing as ''ghastly and heinous offence'' the Vottoli incident in which six members of a minority community family were burnt alive, the report challenged the incident was the handiwork of ISI agents in order to prevent the arrest of minority community youth and the miscreants who created trouble in Bhainsa the previous day and to divert the attention of the entire area.

The team noted that the family had cordial relations with everyone in the village, which had only two minority community houses.

The team, comprising official spokesperson N Ramchander Rao, Disciplinary Committee convenor K Anthony Reddy and Advocate Pradeep Kumar, handed over the report to the state party president. A copy of the report was released to the media.

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