Rajasthan: VHP leader injured in clash in Hanumangarh; 35 arrested, internet services suspended | Jaipur News

JAIPUR: Tension gripped Nohar town of Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district after the block president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Satveer Saharan and a few others got injured in a clash with members of other community late on Wednesday evening.
Internet services were suspended at Nohar, Bhadara and Ravatsar areas of Hanumangarh after the incident.
At least 35 people have been arrested so far in connection with the incident.
According to police, members of a community sitting outside a tea stall closer to a temple were allegedly eve-teasing women devotees coming to the temple when a large number of VHP workers led by its block president Satveer Saharan gathered at the spot.
“At least six persons, including Satveer Saharan, got injured and it turned into a violent clash,” said a senior police officer.
Soon after the incident, a large number of people gathered at the spot and blocked the Nohar-Rawtsar road.
“We have suspended internet services at Nohar, Bhadara and Ravatsar areas of Hanaumangarh,” said Neeraj K Pawan, divisional commissioner, Bikaner.
At least 27 people were arrested for disturbing communal harmony while eight have been arrested for their involvement in the violence.
A large number of police personnel have been deployed in the area with police and district administration officials maintaining a strict vigil on the people.


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