Saturday, June 10, 2023

Hooligans pelt stone on immersion procession in Sonari


Jamshedpur: Chaos was witnessed for several hours at Sonari Domuhani when unidentified anti-social elements pelted stone on an idol immersion procession of Khuntadih Durga Puja Committee Saturday evening.

Several puja committee members were injured in the incident following which the procession was stopped for several hours in protest.

District administration officials rushed to the spot to persuade the puja organizers to carry out the immersion process and assured them of taking stern action against the culprits.

Sources said the incident took place around 8 pm when sudden shower of stones on the procession of Khuntadih committee led to a chaotic situation.

Several volunteers sustained severe injuries in the incident. They alleged that certain residents of Gwala Busti had deliberately thrown stones on the procession to disrupt peace in the area.

Before long, the administration officials rushed to the scene to prevent the situation to go out of their control.

The DC Dr Amitabh Kaushal, SSP Amol Venukant Homkar and SDO of Dhalbhum Prem Ranjan appealed to the puja committee members to maintain peace and show patience while the police investigated the incident.

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