150 shops and houses torched in Howrah
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 19:16
  
Howrah: Nearly 150 shops and houses were on Sunday torched by two groups belonging to different communities in a mixed locality at Manikpir of Howrah district in West Bengal.

The two groups, initially, clashed over a local dispute and then set ablaze the buildings, police said, adding twelve persons were arrested.

Police, however, declined to name the communities involved in the violence.

Seven fire engines took two hours to control the fire. Rapid Rapid Action Force (RAF) was patrolling the area where the district administration has clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 19:16


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