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New Delhi: Amidst increasing incidents of violent clashes in different parts of the country, an incident of stone pelting has come to the fore in Hubballi city of Karnataka. The mob pelted stones at the old Hubli police station in which four policemen were injured on Saturday night.

 

Section 144 has been imposed in Hubli city amid fears of violence and disharmony.

What happened in Karnataka?

According to ANI, the crowd gathered outside the police station suddenly turned violent and started pelting stones at the police station and police vehicles.

 

There are reports that the mob demanded action against the person holding the objectionable WhatsApp status.

In an attempt to disperse the crowd, the police resorted to lathi-charge, but the crowd went berserk, the police fired tear gas shells and dispersed them.

 

There are also reports of protesters pelting stones from a nearby Hanuman temple and a hospital.” The stone pelting incident took place at Old Hubli Police Station.

Section 144 imposed in Hubli

Four policemen including an inspector were injured in the incident. Section 144 has been imposed in the entire city and the situation is under control.”

A case has been registered and the matter is being investigated.

Communal clashes in Delhi

Clashes erupted and turned violent after incidents of stone pelting during Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra in the national capital’s Jahangirpuri area on Saturday.

Some people, including two policemen, have been injured and the Delhi Police has deployed heavy security in the area. According to the police, a case has been registered and investigation is going on.

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