More than 30 policemen were injured in a clash between security forces and hundreds activists of various right-wing groups protesting in support of Shambu Lal Regar, who killed a Muslim migrant labourer from West Bengal, in Rajasthan’s Udaipur on Friday.
Rajasthan Police arrested more than 200 people for taking out marches and rallies in support Regar for defying government orders.
"We have arrested over 200 persons and seized over 90 bikes," said Udaipur inspector general of police (IG) Anand Srivastava.
The clash between Regar’s supporters and police took place near Court Circle. The supporters unfurled saffron flag at the entrance of the Udaipur District and Session Court.
Police restored to lathi-charge after Regar’s supporters hurled stones on security personnel trying to prevent them from entering the court premises.
Shabhu Lal Regar, 35, had hacked and torched a migrant labourer Mohammad Afrajul to death earlier this month. He had also recorded the act. He also let loose a communal tirade via the video.
According to police, people who were participating in the rally were largely from districts neighbouring Udaipur.