Maharashtra: Stones Pelted On Cops Who Went To Prevent Religious Gathering Inside A Mosque As It Violated Lockdown Rules

Maharashtra: Stones Pelted On Cops Who Went To Prevent Religious Gathering Inside A Mosque As It Violated Lockdown Rules ummid.comAurangabad Ijtema 

A team of police personnel was pelted with stones in Bidkin village in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra when they went to verify a report received on a religious gathering inside a mosque to offer prayers in violation of lockdown, PTI reported

A police official sustained minor injuries in the incident which occurred around 7:30 pm.

Confirming the incident, district Superintendent of Police Mokshada Patil told PTI that a case was being registered.

"A team of Bidkin Police received information that 35-40 people have gathered at a mosque to offer prayers. When a police team went to verify this information, they were pelted with stones," she said.

Police have taken 15 people in custody.

Religious and social gatherings are banned in view of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown across the country.

On Sunday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray renewed his appeal to Muslims to offer prayers at their homes during ongoing Ramzan month.