The situation in Tonk remained tense but under control a day after violent clashes between two communities. Curfew was imposed in this district in Rajasthan after stone pelting on Kanwariyas by some miscreants triggered a massive clash that left 16 injured and vehicles damaged.
The district administration suspended internet services in the area and issued instructions to the police to act tough against the miscreants.
Curfew was in place on Saturday and heavy police force remained stationed in the area. Senior officials were present on the ground keeping an eye on the situation and ensure law and order.
“Section 144 has been imposed in the town and internet services have been suspended till normalcy returns in the district,” Tonk Superintendent of Police Yogesh Dadheech had said on Friday.
According to official sources, some miscreants in Malpura area of the district pelted stones at Kanwariyas, in which 16 of them reportedly received injuries.
To avenge the act, some supporters of Kanwariyas came together on Friday which created tensions between the two groups. The crowd torched a car and a bus.
The police had to resort to lathi charge and fire teargas shells to control the situation, a police control room official said.
The administration has appealed to the people to stay indoors and a huge posse of police personnel has been deployed in the town.