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Mysore tense following communal clash

Mysore tense following communal clash

Author: Team Mangalorean
Publication: Mangalorean.com
Date: April 2, 2009
URL: http://mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=broadcast&broadcastid=118985

Prohibitory orders imposed following clash between two groups

Police today imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 at Kayathamaranhalli extension here, after a clash between two groups last night, in which, many vehicles and houses were damaged.

Police said today they resorted to tear-gas to disperse the warring groups. Two Assistant Sub Inspectors and four constables, were among others, who were injured in the incident.

Four temples were damaged. The miscreants also attacked the house of the former Mayor H N Srikantiah and ransacked furnitures.

The Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's Parlimentary Secretary S A Ramadas rushed to the spot and pacified the warring groups. Meanwhile, an additional police forces had been deployed to tighten the security in view of the prevailing situation. The security had been strengthened in the entire city as a precautionary measure.

Dr Acharya said the situation at Kyatamaranahalli had been brought under control. Police had arrested 18 persons in this connection, he added.

Though the exact reason for the violence was not yet clear, some reports attributed it to eve-teasing, while police sources said that the cause was an argument over a petty transaction near a telephone booth which snowballed into a verbal war of words, followed by a group clash.

Judicial inquiry ordered

The Karnataka Government has ordered Judicial Inquiry into last night's group clash at Kyathamaranhalli Extension in the city, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Shobha Karandlaje said today.

Talking to newsmen here, she said the incident in which more then 40 houses and four temples were damaged and a number of vehicles burnt would be probed.

Ms Karandlaje, who is also the District Incharge Minister, said the guilty would be booked under law after getting inquiry report. She also held a peace committee meeting in which Congress MLA and Former Minister Tanaveer Sait and leaders of minority community of the Narasihma Raja Assembly Constituency where the incident took place participated.

The authorities had clamped prohibitory orders as precautionary measure and the situation was stated to be tense but under control. The area had been virtually cordoned off with deployment of a large number of police personnel to tackle any eventuality.

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