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Situation at Yamunanagar village tense a day after 3 vehicles were torched

punjab Updated: May 04, 2015 18:44 IST
Vishal Joshi

Situation at Tigra village in Yamunanagar continues to remain tense on Monday though no incident of any caste clash is reported in the last 24 hours.

Superintendent of police Arun Nehra told Hindustan Times on phone on Monday morning that ample police force was deployed at the village and the situation was completely under control.

Tension had been brewing in the village for past few days between Dalits and members of a dominant caste over the construction of a sports stadium on the village common land.

Both communities are at loggerheads for the past one-and-a- half year at the village located about 10-kms from the district headquarters of the Yamunanagar.

On late Saturday night, three vehicles of Dalits were allegedly torched by unknown persons.

Police sources said that following a made by Fakir Chand, the police have booked 10 persons from the dominant community of Tigra village under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocity) Act.

The incident had occurred a few hours after a compromise was reached between the two communities on Saturday evening.

Ishwar Singh, a member of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) had played the key role in making members of both communities for peace on a table talk.

Meanwhile, district police head Nehra told HT certain people with vested interests were trying to fan issue settled by the NCSC itself.

“We are maintaining a strict vigil on the situation. Caste clash is a very sensitive issue and the administration is working to maintain order in the village,” he said.