GANDHINAGAR: Khambat town of the Anand Vihar district in Gujarat saw the communal clash between two communities on Sunday. According to the police, the violence has caused damage of over Rs 50 lakhs.
Bharti Pandya, Khambhat Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said, "This is just a primary assessment. Teams from the collector's office are carrying out the damage assessment for the last two days."
Pandya said that the transfer of a head constable, a sub-inspector and an assistant sub-inspector has no connection with the riots. Many families of the city had left due to the riots and then returned. On the same, the DSP said that the exact figures were unavailable but more than 50 families had returned to their homes in the last 2 days.
She further said, "Those who have not returned was not due to fear, but because of infrastructural issues, like loss of electricity, particularly in areas like Akbarpura."
She also said that the SP was visiting different localities everyday in order to ensure their safety. She added that many students have stopped going to schools due to the violence. "Those who have not returned was not due to fear, but because of infrastructural issues, like loss of electricity, particularly in areas like Akbarpura," she said.
"We are focusing on education because for most students, the final examinations are near and we don't want them to suffer," said the DSP.