As many as 27 persons were today arrested in connection with the communal clashes which took place during a ‘shobha yatra’ that was taken out on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Fatehpur town, police said.
Twenty-seven people were arrested after an FIR was registered by Jehanabad police in connection with the incident, IG (Law and Order) A Satish Ganesh said here.
The Zonal IG and DIG are camping in Fatehpur, where the situation is returning to normal, Ganesh said, adding that PAC and civil police have been deployed at sensitive spots.
He futher said that an additional force has been provided to the district, where it will remain for some time.
Tension gripped the town yesterday when brickbats were hurled by members of two communities during the annual ‘shobha yatra’ in Kazipura Kasauli locality under Kasba Jehanabad police station area.
While, about ten people, including policemen, were injured, six vehicles and three shops were set afire, police said.
Officials said that trouble erupted when the shobha yatra deviated from it’s traditional route and a section of people from another community objected as the procession also displayed a model of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya.