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Aurangabad violence: alleged mastermind nabbed

Press Trust of India  |  Aurangabad (Maha) 

Police arrested alias Lachchu Pahelwan, alleged of the violence that took place in the city last week, late tonight.

A squad of the special investigation team, led by Shrikant Nawale, arrested Bakharia on the charges of arson and rioting, a said.

It was suspected that Bakharia had taken money from some people to orchestrate rioting and arson so as to vacate some building where shops and kiosks are located, the said.

Police have so far arrested over 50 persons, including two corporators of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation, in connection with the violence that claimed two lives and left over 60 people injured.

The two corporators - of Shiv Sena and of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) - were arrested by the SIT yesterday.

On May 11, Aurangabad, located about 350 km from here, witnessed clashes between groups allegedly over illegal water connections.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 00:00 IST