The government on Friday said there is no scarcity of salt in the country following reports of panic buying in many states including the Capital.
While at some places the salt has been believed to be sold as high as Rs 700 per kg, tensions escalated in Delhi as panicked people resorted to stone pelting.
Police said that five personnel sustained injuries after residents resorted to stone pelting at Shaheen Bagh area.
A senior official said that the police have launched a probe in this regard.
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"In social media, some rumours have been floating that there is acute shortage of common salt/table salt. Such news is absolutely false and baseless," a release from the commissioner of police said. Adequate quantities of salt are available in the market in Hyderabad, it said, asking people not to believe such rumours.