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Hanuman Jayanti 2018: Clash erupts in Bihar over vandalised a Hanuman idol

Hanuman Jayanti 2018: Clash erupts in Bihar over vandalised a Hanuman idol

Heavy deployment of security forces had been made, as soon the police received information about the incident, to prevent any untoward incident, he said adding that situation was under control and patrolling in the troubled area had been intensified. "Total 15 cases have been registered and 212 people have been arrested", SK Singhal, the Additional Director-General of police (ADG) (HQ) told ANI.

On Friday communal tension gripped Bihar's Nawada town after a religious idol was found damaged, police said.

A clash between two different communities broke out in the Nawada district of Bihar on Friday, March 30.

In the past week, communal tension that first started in Aurangabad district during Ram Navami processions, spread to Samastipur, Munger, Nalanda, Sheikhpura and Gaya districts.

Last week, the situation became tense when rioters set ablaze more than 20 shops and pelted stones at those participating in a Rama Navami procession through Nawadih Colony.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been facing a strong criticism over the continuing communal violence in the state over the past 10 days.

Congress Party and opposition party leader Tejashwi Yadav have accused CM Kumar of letting the BJP to incite communal ante in the state.


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