Mobile internet services suspended in Jammu following violent protests        

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Jun 15, 2016 13:36 IST
Jammu deputy commissioner Simrandeep Singh briefs journalists about the law and order situation in the city. (ANI Photo)

Mobile internet services were suspended in Jammu on Wednesday following protests in parts of the city after an ancient temple was allegedly desecrated by a “mentally disturbed” person.

According to police officials, the temple situated in Roop Nagar was vandalised on Tuesday which led to the protests across the city.

“As a precautionary measure, we have decided to suspend mobile internet services till the situation returns to normal”, deputy commissioner (DC) Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.

Singh said top police and civil officials have been monitoring the situation since Tuesday night and the decision to suspend the mobile internet services was taken to stop any further flare-up of the situation.

He said if the situation remains normal, the suspension would be revoked in the evening.

Adequate police deployment has been made to thwart any untoward incident.

Protestors on Tuesday evening set three vehicles on fire and pelted stones on police after the news of the desecration of the temple spread in the city.

Police have arrested the accused and further investigations are going on.

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