Nizamabad: After private property came under attack during the Hanuman Jayanti sobha yatra on Friday, the police has clamped prohibitory orders in Nizamabad town up to April 21.
The orders, prohibiting more than four people from gathering at a place and carrying weapons, were imposed under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in view of the Hanuman jayanti and Shab-e-Barath festivities.
On Friday night, some properties came under attack near the Head Post Office. The incident occurred when rumours spread that somebody had hurled stones on the Hanuman Jayanti procession, a senior police official said.
Following this, some people in the procession threw stones at a commercial building and vehicles. he said. A video on social media purportedly showed scores of people indulging in throwing stones and shouting slogans.
The police immediately swung into action and quelled the mobs. II Town police also registered cases against seven persons who allegedly involved in the attack.
Police commissioner Kartikeya visited communally sensitive areas in the town. The police warned that unlawful assembling of more than four persons will be viewed seriously.
The police patrolling was intensified in Nizamabad and pickets were set up at sensitive places. Police is verifying the footage from CCTV cameras to trace the culprits....