Nashik (Maharashtra), Oct 5 : Following clashes between members of two communities in Dhule town in North Maharashtra today, curfew was clamped in the town, said police.
The district authorities took measure after the situation had gone out of control with rioters indulging in arson and stone pelting.
The police had to use tear gas shells and fired in air to disburse unruly mob.
Trouble started this afternoon when some people, belonging to a particular community, allegedly tore-off banners of a Hindu outfit appealing people to attend a public meeting in Dhule's Ram Mandir Chowk in the evening.
There were reports of heavy stone-pelting from Bhangar Bazar Chowk, where mob set ablaze some vehicles and looted a shop.
Police said that the mob made an unsuccessful attempt to set ablaze a place of worship.