Mumbra tense, additional police force deployed
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Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 21:34
Thane: Mumbra, a minority-dominated town near here remained tense Friday following protests by locals allegedly over finding of torn pieces of Holy Quran in the fire works that were used at a function last night.

The town witnessed street protests today amid reports that explosive powder used in fire crackers was rolled in papers that contained verses from the Quran, police said.

The crackers were burst to celebrate the mass marriages conducted by one Barkat Welfare Trust on Thursday while the torn pieces of paper were found early today, they said adding additional police force has been deployed.

A team of Rapid Action Police Force was also posted in the town to prevent any untoward incident. A procession organised by Shiv Sena in the afternoon on account of Gudi Padwa was cancelled following this incident.


First Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, 21:34

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