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Commul tension in Bihar town over torn posters

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Pat, April 4: Commul tension gripped a town in Bihar on Tuesday after religious posters were torn by anti-social elements a day ahead of the Ram vmi festival on Tuesday, police said. According to police, security forces have been deployed in the town and the situation is under control. Hundreds of people on Tuesday morning blocked tiol highway 31 to protest and demanded action against anti-social elements involved in tearing religious posters in wada town, about 150 km from here. The situation took a commul colour when some youths of another community pelted stones at those demonstrating near Sadbhav Chowk in wada. “Both slogan shouting groups clashed and pelted stones at each other. They broke the glasses of vehicles and set a few shops ablaze,” Superintendent of Police Vikas Barman said. “When the situation went out of control, the police opened fire to disperse the mob,” he said. Barman said the situation is tense but under control now. “The district administration is fully alert.”
According to a police official, union minister Griraaj Singh, who is the BJP MP from wada parliamentary constituency, was present in the town at the time of the incident. “Soon after being informed about the incident, Singh reached the site and appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony,” he said. wada district magistrate Manoj Kumar said a prelimiry inquiry suggests the dispute was a result of a report that religious posters were torn by some anti-social elements. It took a commul turn later. (IANS)

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