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MP Police Beats Up Devotees During Saraswati Palki Yatra

Dhar, MP, Jan 29: Tension is brewing in Dhar after the local police on Saturday beat up devotees of Palki Yatra Samiti, for taking out a procession of Goddess Saraswati without prior permission. Twelve persons
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India TV News Desk 29 Jan 2012, 10:50:01 AM IST

Dhar, MP, Jan 29: Tension is brewing in Dhar after the local police on Saturday beat up devotees of Palki Yatra Samiti, for taking out a procession of Goddess Saraswati without prior permission.

Twelve persons were taken into custody, police said.

Police had given permission to Ma Saraswati Janmotsav Samiti to organise a pooja at the local Bhojshala.  Meanwhile, another committee called Palki Yatra Samiti took out a Saraswati procession, and police tried to stop it.

Devotees clashed with policemen, after which the later resorted to canecharge.

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