Tension grips Gangapur, six injured in communal clash
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 18:14
Bhilwara: Six persons, including two policemen, were injured and as many shops torched as a clash broke out between two communities over a religious processsion at Gangapur in the district triggering tension in the town, which observed a bandh on Wednesday.

Trouble erupted in the town when members of one community hurled stones at those belonging to the other in a bid to prevent a religious procession being taken out on the eve of Hanuman Jayanti yesterday, police sources said.

Six shops owned by the minority community were torched during the clash, in which six persons including two cops received minor injuries, sources said.

A bandh was observed in the town at a call by the majority community to protest the clash.

Sources said additional police personnel have been deployed in the town after tension mounted this afternoon.

Three FIRs have been filed and 20 people of both the communities have been taken into custody, they said.

However, the situation in the town though tense is under control with the Superintendent of Police camping there.


First Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 18:14

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