Hazaribagh (By our correspondent): Situation turned hostile in the city after stone pelting was done on a procession which was
taken out in the city as part of celebrations of the Shaurya Diwas and before the administration could control things five bikes, two
bicycles and a shop were set on fire while window panes of about half a dozen cars and those of houses were broken.
To control the mob police resorted to lathicharge and many people also served injuries as lathicharge and stone pelting incident. A total of 7 policemen were also among the injured. Miffed over the incident the people led by Sadar MLA Manish Jaiswal for more than three hours ghearoed the Karra Police Station area and indulged in slogan shouting. As the situation turned hostile DC Ravishankar Shukla himself along with SP Mayur Patel hit the roads to calm down the situation. The senior police officials later said that so far one dozen people have been taken into custody.
The police were undergoing through CCTC footage to identify the culprits and some of them have been also identified. To tie over the situation police has imposed section 144 in the city in the evening. As part of celebrations of the Shaurya Diwas a procession of Bharat Mata was taken out in which thousands of people were participating the procession was stopped at PTC chowk and they were also beaten by police team accompanying the Sadar SDO Megha Bhardwaj and their sound system was also seized.
On the other hand, while a separate procession was passing through Subhash Marg youth of one community got into an altercation with members of the procession and as soon as they reached Coaltax chowk stone pelting took place which was followed by arson.