CRPF holds flag march in Hazaribagh
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 23:39
Hazaribagh: The CRPF and police today held flag marches here following tension over the alleged burning of a religious book, officials said.

The situation in the constituency which went to polls on December 8, however, was now under control, Deputy Commissioner of Hazaribagh Vinay Kumar Pandel said.

The Deputy Commissioner said security and polling personnel posted at Lakshmi Muslim Girls High School here for polling duty on December 7 night had lit a few candles during power cut and had put them on the 'sandook' (wooden box) in which some books and papers had been kept.

When they went to sleep at night, they did not put off the candle due to which a portion of the wooden box caught fire and got burnt, Pandey said.

In the morning, the polling staff found that a portion of a holy book was burnt and informed the school principal and management to report the matter to the authorities.

But the school management instead of taking any action neither informed higher authorities nor removed the burnt book to some safer place for avoiding trouble, the DC added.

After the polling on December 8 when the school re-opened today few students saw the burnt holy book and informed their parents about the incident, who immediately reached the spot and started protesting and demanded action.


First Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 23:39

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