Stone pelting leads to tension in Belgaum

Ambedkar Nagar in Anagol area of Belgaum is tense again following an incident of stone pelting on some houses on Monday night.

However, immediate intervention by the police has brought the situation under-control and additional forces have been deployed in the locality as a precautionary measure.

IGP North Range and In-charge Commissioner, Bhaskar Rao visited the locality on Tuesday and toldThe Hindu that it was a minor incident and the situation was under-control now.

According to sources, the power supply in the locality was cut on Monday night and a group of miscreants pelted stones on around five houses creating tension in the area.

While the police sources said it was an act of miscreants, members of BJP staged a protest in Belgaum on Tuesday seeking strong action against miscreants. Meanwhile, there were unconfirmed reports about a few people taken into custody by the police in connection with the Monday’s incident.

Belgaum had returned to a state of normality after communal tension gripped the city following a case of moral policing.


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