Tension in Bhilwara after two groups clash, five injured

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Jaipur, Dec 19: Tension gripped Bhilwara city for several hours on Sunday when a religious procession was being taken out, with two groups belonging to different communities indulging in stone pelting and setting vehicles on fire, leaving five persons injured.

Police have registered four cases in connection with the incident and arrested 22 persons for disturbing peace in the area yesterday. It was the second time in the last six days that tension escalated between two communities in the district, forcing the administration to impose prohibitory orders.

Tension grips Bhilwara

The situation, however, now is under control following several rounds of talks with the people of different communities. "Following tussle between two major groups, we have arrested 22 persons for disturbing peace in the area.

Four cases have been registered after the incident. Situation is now under control," SHO Pratapnagar, Navneet Vyas said.

There was some tussle between two groups and few mischievous elements set vehicles on fire and vandalised four-wheelers, said the police. Stone pelting continued for nearly an hour in Gayatri Nagar and Sanjay Colony thus, injuring five persons.


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