Paramilitary forces took out a flag march in view of the situation still remaining tense in Panki in Jharkhand's Palamu district following communal violence.
Palamu Violence: The situation remains tense in Panki of Palamu district of Jharkhand. Meanwhile, the paramilitary forces took out a flag march on Thursday. Along with this, it has now been decided to suspend internet services till 10 am on Sunday. Palamu Deputy Commissioner Anjaneyulu Dodde said no untoward incident was reported from any part of Panki on Thursday and named 145 people while an FIR has been lodged against 500 unidentified people.
13 people arrested so far
The administration, along with the Quick Action Force and other security personnel, took out a flag march between the city at 2 pm last night and at 10 am today, 13 people have been arrested so far in connection with the violence, including Nehal Khan, the former head of Panki Paschim Panchayat. is included.
Significantly, on Wednesday, a clash broke out between two groups of different communities in Palamu over the issue of constructing an archway for Mahashivaratri. Police had said that a total of six people were injured in the violence, including five policemen. A house, two bikes and two shops were set ablaze by the violent mob.
Palamu Range IG Raj Kumar Lakra said the situation was tense but under control as adequate police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in Panki.