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Three days on, another temple allegedly vandalised in Jammu

One more temple was allegedly desecrated in Jammu on Thursday, leading to tension briefly in parts of the city which was recovering from the fallout of a similar incident three days back.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2016 00:15 IST
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Shopkeepers in the area downed their shutters and held a protest demanding action against the accused.(PTI File Photo)

One more temple was allegedly vandalised in Jammu on Thursday, leading to tension briefly in parts of the city which was recovering from the fallout of a similar incident three days back.

“A man entered a temple in the Nanak Nagar area and tried to vandalize it. The man has been identified and arrested,” deputy commissioner of Jammu Simrandeep Singh told PTI.

A large number of people came onto the roads after news spread. Shopkeepers in the area downed their shutters and held a protest demanding action against the accused.

“Though some people held protest in the area, the situation is normal and under control. Adequate police personnel have been deployed to foil any untoward incident in the area,” Singh said.

People called off the protest after the senior officials of the police and civil administration rushed to the spot and assured action against the accused, the DC said.

The incident took place even as normalcy had returned to Jammu following alleged desecretion of a temple in another area Roopnagar on Tuesday by a man who was described by police as “mentally disturbed”. The city had witnessed violence and arson over that incident.

Singh said investigations have been started and authorities were looking whether there are any links between the two recent incidents of desecration of temples in the region.

Read: Tension in parts of Jammu after alleged vandalisation of temple

First Published: Jun 17, 2016 00:15 IST