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Hakim Ali arrested for flaring communal unrest in Adilabad

Utnoor (Adilabad): Md Hakim Ali, a 25-year-old Muslim fruit vendor responsible for the tension that prevailed in Utnoor mandal of Adilabad district was arrested on Monday and was sent to judicial custody.

The Superintendent of Police M Srinivas said that so far 18 others including activists of right-wing outfits were detained for the Sunday’s stone-pelting incidents after an audio clip defaming a particular community was circulated on social media.

The SP said six from Muslims community and 12 from the pro-Hindu groups were arrested for disturbing communal harmony.

Meanwhile, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code is still in force till the town returns to complete normalcy.

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