Tension grips Jammu after desecration of temple

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Jammu, June 15: Mobile Internet services were on Wednesday suspended in Jammu following protests in parts of the city after an ancient temple was allegedly desecrated.

An ancient temple situated in Roop Nagar area of Jammu was vandalised by a "mentally disturbed" person yesterday that made locals furious.

 Tension grips Jammu

"As a precautionary measure, we have decided to suspend mobile Internet services till the situation returns to normal", Deputy Commissioner (DC) Jammu, Simrandeep Singh was quoted as saying.

The situation is being monitored by the top police and civil officials since last night and the decision to suspend the mobile Internet services was taken to stop any further flare-up of the situation.

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He said if the situation remains normal, the suspension of mobile Internet services would be revoked in the evening. Adequate police deployment has been made to thwart any untoward incident.

Protestors had last night set three vehicles on fire and had resorted to stone pelting on police after the news of the desecration of the temple spread in the city. Police have arrested the man who allegedly vandalised the temple and have started the investigations.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from PTI)

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