Mobile internet facility suspended in violence-hit Vadodara

Mobile internet facility in Vadodara city was suspended on Saturday following communal clashes over the past two days, a senior police officer said.

PTI| Updated: Sep 28, 2014, 01:15 AM IST

Vadodara: Mobile internet facility in Vadodara city was suspended on Saturday following communal clashes over the past two days, a senior police officer said.

"Police have suspended mobile internet facility in Vadodara city as a precautionary measure to check the spread of rumours which can spark communal tension here," said Joint Commissioner of Police J K Patel.

He said that landline internet facility is running as usual.

However, shopkeepers in Fatehganj area of the city said that the landline internet facility was also not operational.

Communal violence erupted in Yakutpura, Panjrapole, Fatehpura and Kumbharvada in the city on Thursday after some alleged derogatory posts about a religion were put up on the social networking site Facebook.

Minor incidents were also reported yesterday with police lobbing teargas shells to disperse two rival stone-pelting groups in Yakutpura, Panjrapole, Fatehpura, Kumbharvada and other areas in the walled city.