New Delhi: After Rajasthan’s Jodhpur witnessed a major communal clash on the eve of Eid-ul-Fir celebrations, Bhilwara has also registered a case of violence on Wednesday night. According to an ANI report, an incident was reported in the Sanganer area of Bhilwara last night in which two persons were attacked by some unknown people when they were having food. Their bike was also set ablaze. The investigation in the matter was launched last night, according to Ashish Modi, District Collector Bhilwara.
He further said, “We are also checking the nearby CCTV footage. One person has received very minor injuries while the other suffered minor head injuries and is in a stable condition. I appeal to people not to pay heed to rumors and maintain peace in the area”.
The Bhilwara DC also said the internet has been suspended in the city for 24 hours in wake of the violence.
Meanwhile, as many as 141 people have been arrested so far in connection with communal clashes over the hoisting of a flag before Eid in Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s constituency Jodhpur where a curfew has been imposed till May 6, according to a PTI report.
The situation is under control and no fresh incident of violence has been reported, police said.
Nearly 1,000 police personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order.
Earlier, the authorities issued orders imposing a curfew till Wednesday midnight besides suspending mobile internet services. DGP M L Lather said 141 people have been arrested and 12 FIRs registered in Jodhpur. Four FIRs were registered by police and eight lodged by people, he said.
He said nine policemen were injured in the violence.
Tensions broke out the night intervening Monday and Tuesday over putting up of Islamic flags on the Jalori gate circle, which led to stone-pelting.
The situation was brought under control in the early hours on Tuesday with heavy deployment of police but tensions escalated again in the morning after prayers at an Eidgah close to the Jalori gate circle.