4 held for hurling stones

Ballia (UP)
22 Oct 2017

Tension erupted in the Sikandarpur area here after some unidentified persons participating in an idol immersion procession allegedly threw stones at a place of worship of another community.
Four persons have been arrested in connection with the stone-pelting incident that occurred yesterday.
In-charge of the Sikandarpur police station Anil Tiwari said, "Some anti-social elements, who were part of an idol immersion procession, hurled stones at a place of worship of another community and some houses." He said no one was injured in the incident.
Eighteen people have been booked for "spreading hatred and damaging public property". Four persons have been arrested, Tiwari said. Police and Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel have been deployed at the spot and the situation is under control, he said. (PTI)