Tension prevailed in Chaltaberia area of Duttapukur in North 24 Parganaas district in West Bengal during Holi celebrations on Friday after rumours of meat being thrown at a temple began doing rounds.
The police could not verify the rumours.
The Indian Express reported that Rapid Action Force (RAF) was deployed and a restrictions imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC in the area after mobs blocked roads and shouted slogans. However, no incidents of violence was reported.
The North 24 Parganaas district in West Bengal area is around 40 km from Baduria, which had witnessed communal violence in July last year over a Facebook post.
At that time, clashes broke out between the members of two communities in Baduria after a provocative social media post went viral.
Although the youth involved with the social post was arrested and the post deleted, clashed broke out and spread to several areas, with mob resorting to blockade and vandalism.