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Communal tension in Guna, section 144 imposed

india Updated: Dec 25, 2010 01:19 IST

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Communal tension gripped the city on Friday following violence near a place of worship, leading the district administration to ban assembly of people, the police said.

A procession led by Bajrang Dal on the eve of a meeting on Saturday was passing through a place of worship when an altercation broke out with the members of the minority community. Stones and lathis were used in the ensuing violence, they said.

What triggered the altercation could not be ascertained. The administration imposed Section 144 of CrPC (banning assembly of people) to prevent the situation from flaring up, the police said.

District Collector Mukesh Gupta and DIG K P Venkateshwar Rao told reporters that the procession was taken out without prior permission.

The situation is under control, the police said, adding no arrest has has been made so far.