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Andhra Pradesh town in Adilabad district tense after communal clashes
Saturday February 8, 2014 10:56 PM, Agencies

Security beefed up and additional police personnel were depolyed Saturday in Andhra Pradesh's Madhool town in Adilabad district after clashes between two communities erupted following reports that pig head was thrown near a local mosque during morning prayers.

Locals gathered in large numbers and resorted to stone pelting and slogan shouting. Tension escalated and soon spread to other areas. Some miscreants then started attacking innocent passersby. Sporadic incidents of arson were also reported from a few places.

Siasat daily reported that around 400 to 500 Muslims gathered near Police Station, started demonstration and demanded to bring dog squad. When dog squad was pressed into investigation, they surprisingly directed to the police station and identified six of the miscreant who were already detained by the Police.

Sniffer dog went straight away from Masjid to Srinu house and then to police station.

Srinu, said to be a habitual communal offender, was arrested with 5 people. Kishor Anjiah Goud and Chinnana were also arrested in the case.

A large number of security personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order, with senior police officers camping at the troubled spot.

Superintendent of Police reached the town and took control of the situation. He said the situation in the town is normal and under control.

 



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