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Section 144 imposed in Ranchi following clashes


Ranchi, Sep 26: �Prohibitory orders under section 144 CRPC have been imposed in Ranchi following sporadic clashes between two communities at Manik Tola area under Doranda police station limits last night.�

Clashes between two communities and a shutdown were witnessed here on Saturday after a piece of beef was found in a temple.

The beef was found in a temple situated in Doranda locality on Friday night, prompting the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal members to give a call for a shutdown with their supporters trying to forcibly close the shops.�

Clashes between VHP workers and others left a few people injured. Tyres were burnt at many places in Ranchi, police said.�

Parents were informed by schools to collect their children from school because of the stone pelting and burning of tyres.�

Chief Minister Raghubar Das’s convoy, heading towards the airport to pick him up, was also stopped by the bandh supporters near Hino locality in Ranchi.�

When Das returned to Ranchi from Jamshedpur, he met people and assured them of taking necessary action and providing free treatment to the injured.�

Chief Minister Raghubar Das today took to the streets in�Ranchi to appeal for peace after communal violence erupted in the capital city. He also took to twitter to appeal the�people of the city to maintain peace and not to indulge in violence. Raghubar Das today visited Hinoo�Chowk here and appealed to the people to maintain peace and�tranquility, official sources said.

He directed Director General of Police D K Pandey to keep�a strict vigil in the wake of tension between two communities�at Manik Tola since last night.

Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar said prohibitory�order under section 144 CRPC was promulgated at Manik Tola�area last night and in Ranchi city today banning processions�and gathering in groups.

At least 60 persons were taken into preventive custody,�Kumar said. Police forces were deployed in strength and the situation�was now �under control�, he said.

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