Bhopal, Jun 16: Violence broke out in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday after stones were allegedly pelted on a procession to celebrate Maharana Pratap Jayanti. Eye-witnesses recount that the trouble started in the afternoon when some people started hurling stones on the procession which was passing through the Nai Sadak area.

As per the police, the offenders also torched several vehicles and vandalised an electronic goods store.

“Police resorted to lathicharge and lobbed tear gas shells to control the situation,” the Sub Divisional Officer of Police, Kotwali, Padam Singh Baghel was quoted as saying by PTI. He also informed that prohibitory orders were clamped in the town after the violence. Meanwhile, a strict vigil was being maintained in the area.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Shailendra Chouhan, SP Shajapur said, “Violence broke out after stone pelting took place between 2 groups during an event in Nayi Sadak area. Few vehicles were set ablaze. No casualties have been reported. Situation is under control now. Further investigation underway.”