Chavan orders judicial probe into Dhule riot
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Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan ordered Tuesday a judicial probe into the Dhule communal riot that killed six people and left several, including police personnel, injured.
On a review visit to the town, CM promised people a thorough inquiry to ascertain facts and punish those responsible. A retired high court judge will conduct the probe.
CM said, "Although a primary report has been sought from officials, we would like to go into detail to ensure such communal violence is not repeated in Dhule."
Chavan also announced Rs 5 lakh for families of those killed and Rs 3 lakh for the injured. The government will also compensate for houses destroyed and damaged as per 2004 norms.
Home minister R R Patil, who accompanied CM, told the media, "There are several factors behind the communal riot that took place in Dhule on January 6. We will deal with the situation firmly."
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