Communal tension grips Central Mumbai's Lalbaug following clashes during Eid procession

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Mumbai, Jan 5: Communal tension gripped Lalbaug area in central Mumbai after a people from two communities allegedly clashed during the Eid-e-Milad procession on Sunday night. A large number of people personnel were deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident.

Communal tension grips Mumbai's Lalbaug
As per reports, heavy police deployment was made near Lalbaug flyover for the passage of the procession and all the bikers were being frisked and examined for their documents. Traffic cops stopped several boys, returning from the procession, for travelling on the wrong side.

It was then when a bike was reportedly set on fire which allegedly triggered the tension between the two communities.

As per a TOI report a group of boys from a community were returning after attending Eid-e-Milad procession at south Mumbai when they got involved in a heated argument with some boys from another community at Lalbaug. The situation went out of control and some bikers were hit. A group of people, who hit the boys, was carrying lathis in their hand.

A sizeable number of police personnel were dispatched to the spot and police restricted entry of vehicles from south towards north end at Lalbaug.

As per a Mid-day report, the revellers had hit a traffic constable which prompted others present there to attack them. A motorcycle was burnt during the clash and Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria visited the spot to ensure law and order was maintained.

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