A day after clash in Dhar, shops remain shut, police deployed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dhar/Indore
  • Updated: Jan 14, 2016 14:14 IST
Empty roads and shops closed in Manavar, on Wednesday. (HT photo)

An uneasy calm prevailed in Manavar town of Dhar on Wednesday, a day after communal clashes left a number of people, including police officials, injured.

The police arrested 41 people for stone pelting and rioting and booked them under relevant sections of the IPC.

Two policemen were injured in Manavar on Tuesday after Hindus and Muslims threw stones at each other and set more than a dozen shops on fire after slogan-shouting during Shaurya Yatra procession sparked tension.

Section 144 of CrPC was imposed by the Dhar administration in the town.

The police said the situation in the town was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported. Police forces of three districts — Alirajpur, Barwani and Khandwa — were called in to prevent any untoward incidents.

All the shops remained closed on Wednesday. Two superintendents of police — SP of Khargone and SP of Barwani— have also been camping in the town.

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