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5 injured as two groups clash during religious procession in Bhilwara, 22 arrested

Police Have Registered Four Cases In Connection With The Incident And Arrested 22 Persons For Disturbing Peace In The Area.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Dec 2016, 02:19:34 PM
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Tension prevailed in Rajasthan's Bhilwara city for several hours on Sunday when two groups belonging to different communities clashed during a religious procession.

The groups indulged in stone pelting and set several vehicles on fire.

Police have registered four cases in connection with the incident and arrested 22 persons for disturbing peace in the area. 

It was the second time in the last six days that tension escalated between two communities in the district, forcing the administration to impose prohibitory orders.

The situation, however, now is under control following several rounds of talks with the people of different communities.

"Following tussle between two major groups, we have arrested 22 persons for disturbing peace in the area. Four cases have been registered after the incident. Situation is now under control," SHO Pratapnagar, Navneet Vyas said.

There was some tussle between two groups and few mischievous elements set vehicles on fire and vandalised four-wheelers, said the police. Stone pelting continued for nearly an hour in Gayatri Nagar and Sanjay Colony thus, injuring five persons.

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First Published : 19 Dec 2016, 02:12:00 PM

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