Tension in east Delhi locality; police control situation

 
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New Delhi, Feb 18 (PTI) An east Delhi locality todaywitnessed tension between people of two communities over anargument, but police intervention prevented the situation fromescalating further.

Twelve people were detained in connection with theincident that took place at around 3.30 PM in Pandav Nagarwhen Riasat Ali along with his relatives came to a graveyardin the area to bury his father Sheir Ali.

"The graveyard is adjacent to a house where a Hindufamily was residing. Both the sides picked up an argumentafter which police was informed," a senior police officialsaid.

When police arrived and tried to cool down tempers,people who had come with Ali allegedly turned violent andburnt two motorcycles belonging to police and a private one,the official said.

He said investigations were on in this incident.

Another official said the clash was prevented due totimely intervention of police. "There was no clash between twocommunities. The intention was to create a clash, but it wasprevented."

He said police also exercised much restraint.

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