Curfew imposed in Ratlam after communal tension
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Last Updated: Saturday, September 04, 2010, 15:49
  
Ratlam: Curfew was on Saturday imposed in two police station areas of the city following arson after a religious place was allegedly defiled, police said.

The curfew was clamped at 2 am in Station Road and Manak Chowk Police Station areas, where tension prevailed last night when some unidentified persons threw cow-dung at a religious site, they said.

A group of people set afire a number of vehicles, leading the police to fire several rounds in the air to control the situation, police said.

As the tension mounted, the local administration first imposed Section 144 (banning assembly of people) and later placed the affected areas under curfew.

Heavy police force has been deployed in affected localities and situation is under control, police said, adding senior administrative and police officials are monitoring the situation.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, September 04, 2010, 15:49


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