Govt to conduct administrative inquiry into Dhule riots:Patil

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Mumbai, Oct 17 (UNI) Maharashtra deputy chief minister R R Patil has said an administrative inquiry will be conducted into the Dhule riots, that took place on October 5, resulting in death of ten people, including two in police firing.

Mr Patil said in a statement that 242 crimes were registered during the riots in Dhule and adjoining areas and 495 people were arrested.

In all, 383 people, including 22 police were injured in the riots.

Around 1,117 families were affected and a loss of Rs 15 crore was registered.

He said an assistance of Rs 1.25 crore have been announced for the families, alongwith construction of 400 houses for them.

Meanwhile, chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said peace is prevailing in Dhule now and both the communities took out a joint procession recently.


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