Hundreds of Muslims rampage in Jaipur, 30 policemen hurt
Posted by jagoindia on August 16, 2009
Jaipur, Aug 12 (PTI) Over 30 policemen were injured today in stone pelting in Idgah area here after tension erupted following a rumour that a religious place of a minority community in nearby Chainpura village had been demolished.
Residents of the area, numbering over one thousand, suddenly began pelting stones at the police and damaging vehicles when the officials were going to convince them that no such incident had taken place and it was just a rumour, Jaipur Collector Kuldeep Ranka said.
Over 30 policemen including SHO rank officials were injured in the stone-pelting, he said adding that police launched lathicharge to control the situation.
Five persons have been arrested in connection with the incident, he said.
Describing the situation as tense but under control, SP Jaipur (North) Ashok Naruka said extra force has been deployed in the area to keep a vigil.