Tension gripped Bhilwara city for several hours on Sunday as two groups from different communities pelted stones and set vehicles on fire during a religious procession. Five people were injured in the clashes.
Police have registered four cases in connection with the incident and arrested 22 for disturbing peace in the area on Sunday.
It was the second time in the last six days that tension escalated between two communities in the district, forcing the administration to impose prohibitory orders.
The situation, however, now is under control following several rounds of talks with the people of different communities.
“Following tussle between two major groups, we have arrested 22 persons for disturbing peace in the area.Four cases have been registered after the incident. Situation is now under control,” SHO Pratapnagar, Navneet Vyas said.
There was some tussle between two groups and few mischievous elements set vehicles on fire and vandalised vehicles, police officials said.
Stone pelting continued for nearly an hour in Gayatri Nagar and Sanjay Colony.