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Several injured in Bokaro following attack on Ram Navami procession; curfew imposed

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Ranchi, April 16: A curfew was imposed on Friday night in steel city, Bokaro after some youth pelted stones on a procession, taken out on the occasion of Ram Navami. Reportedly , procession was led by Bokoro MLA Viranchi Narain.

According to media reports, 19 persons, including a magistrate and four policemen were injured in the violence, which allegedly broke out after some members of a particular community tried to stop the procession from passing through their areas.

Curfew imposed in Bokaro

The incident took place on National Highway 23 in Siwandih area of Bokaro.

Deputy Commissioner R M Patre said curfew was imposed in police station areas of Balidih, Maraphari, Sector-12 and Bokaro Steel City. Patre further said that police had to use batons and tear gas shells to bring the situation under control.

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