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Tension in Mewat, police fire in air

india Updated: Mar 29, 2012 23:40 IST
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Communal tension prevailed at Nuh in Mewat district of Haryana on Thursday evening after a group of people from the minority community accused the local police of misbehaving with elders during an investigation into a murder case.

The angry group torched two Haryana Roadways buses and pelted stones at the local police station. The mob blocked the Delhi-Alwar road for hours.

The police tried to disperse the group by using tear gas shells and firing in the air.

“We were investigating a murder case and summoned some people to the local police station for investigation. In the meantime, some anti-social elements made it a communal issue. However, we released all the people we had called after investigation,” said a police official on condition of anonymity.

The police said the situation was under control. “We had to fire in the air after the mob became unruly. Now, the situation is under control but tense,” said Yoginder Singh Nehra, SP Mewat.

No one had been arrested and no casualty reported till the filing of this report.