Curfew imposed in Ratlam after communal tension

Last Updated: Saturday, September 4, 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 4, 2010 - 15:49

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