Jamshedpur, May 20: East Singhbhum DC Amit Kumar has said that stringent action would be
taken against those trying to disturb peace. “ We are keeping vigil over the situation .We will identify those behind today’s incident based on photographs and CCTV footage and action under legal provision would be initiated against them,” said deputy commissioner.
SDO Dhalbhum Manoj Kumar Ranjan said that things had returned to normalcy and there was no need to promulgate Section 144 or curfew in any area of the city.
The incident was triggered today at around 8.30 am when members of a newly formed social outfit (Muslim Ekta Manch), who had given a call to close down shops in minority areas, to condole lynching of four youths at a village in Rajnagar block in neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Thursday.
Few daily wagers coming from nearby Patamda and Chandil areas (mostly tribals) were also asked to return back and even manhandled by the members.
The situation reached a boiling point when the members reached a Temple (Bada Hanuman Mandir) in Daiguttu on the same road and tried to forcibly close shops at which there was an altercation between members of a particular community (Hindu) with the members.
The social outfit members in the meantime submitted their memorandum to Mango Notified Area Committee special officer Jagadish Prasad Yadav who was also the magistrate addressed to state chief minister Raghubar Das requesting job to relatives of those lynched., demanding the amount of compensation to Rs 25 lakh and arresting of the culprits.