Violent clashes erupted in parts of interior city on Sunday and police used batons to disperse people who pelted stones at CRPF pickets alleging that the paramilitary personnel desecrated a place of worship and ransacked their houses in a last night's incident.
Official sources said the trouble started on Sunday morning when a group of people, including women and children, converged on roads at Saraf Kadal chowk and shouted slogans in support of their demand for shifting of a CRPF unit.
They said the residents were agitated over the alleged desecration of a place of worship and ransacking of their houses by the personnel while chasing away a stone-pelting mob late on Saturday night.
However, senior police officers persuaded the protesters to disperse assuring that they would take up the issue with the CRPF unit concerned.
After several hours of lull, groups of youth took to the streets and hurled stones at CRPF pickets in the area and nearby Gojwara and Hawal, the sources said.
Police used batons to disperse them. However, there was no report of casualty.