Tension spreads in Bareilly over religious place demolition

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Bareilly (UP), Mar 2: A religious place was demolished allegedly during anti-encroachment drive by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) triggering tension in Fareedpur town here on Wednesday, police said here.

As the news of the incident spread, members of a community assembled at the spot and blocked the national highway. A shut-down was also observed.

Tension prevails in Bareilly, UP

Sub Divisional Magistrate Arun Kumar claimed that the situation was under control and all parties concerned were consulted before taking the step.

Kumar said that a section was still protesting and talks would be held with them soon. To avoid possible backlash, police were deployed in strength in the area.

PTI

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