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Curfew in Rajouri after tension, stone-pelting incident

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Jammu : Curfew was imposed tonight in Rajouri town of Jammu and Kashmir after tension prevailed between the members of two communities following stone-pelting incident over the rumours of alleged sacrilegious act, police said.

“Curfew was imposed in the Rajouri town tonight. There were incidents of heavy stone-pelting and communal tension in the town,” IG Johny William, who is incharge DIG range Rajouri-Poonch, told PTI.

“The situation is tense but under control,” IG said.

Meanwhile, Rajouri District Magistrate Shabir Ahmed Bhat said that camel meat was recovered from some passengers in a commercial vehicle which lead to spread of rumours, following which clashes erupted in some parts of Rajouri town, prompting the district administration to impose curfew to avoid any loss of life and property.

Army was also called in for flag march but has been put on stand-by, he added.

Meanwhile, an investigation has been initiated by the police, under supervision of SSP Rajeshwar Singh, into the alleged instigation of mob which led to damage to property and a case has been registered in the matter.

PTI

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