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Torn pages of Ramayana, Bhagwad Gita found in Ludhiana, 2 detained

Tension gripped Ludhiana after torn pages of Ramayana and Bhagwat Geeta were found on a street at Chander Nagar area on Monday.

punjab Updated: Nov 09, 2015 18:27 IST
HT Correspondent
Heavy police force has been deployed in the area after the incident.
Heavy police force has been deployed in the area after the incident.(HT Photo)

Tension gripped Ludhiana after torn pages of Ramayana and Bhagavad Geeta were found on a street at Chander Nagar area on Monday.

Acting swiftly, the police have rounded up two suspects and recovered torn pages from their possession.

Meanwhile, heavy police force has been deployed in the area as a precautionary step after similar cases recently sparked unrest in Punjab

SHO of Police Station–4, Dharam Pal, who reached the spot with a police party, said, “The torn pages of the holy books were lying on both sides of the road.”

He said the pages were found scattered around a half-a-kilometre radius

The police have scanned the CCTVs and found four teenagers carrying torn pages of the holy scriptures in polythene bags and scattering them at 6 am.

The police have lodged an FIR and initiated investigation.

Meanwhile, activists of some religious organisations were seen shouting slogans against the government in Chander Nagar. The alleged case of desecration came to light as a ‘prabhat pheri’ (morning religious procession) was passing the area.

Punjab has seen over 10 incidents of alleged desecration of religious books over the last one month. Violent protests were held over these incidents, leading to the death of two persons and injuries to others.

(With Agency Inputs)