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150 shops and houses torched in Howrah

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.


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