Over 20 people were arrested after a clash broke out in Nalanda district of Bihar between two groups following a Ram Navami procession on 30 March in which eight persons were injured, a police official said on Saturday.
The clash broke out on the 10th day of Ram Navami celebrations near Gagan Diwan under the Laheri Police Station area in Bihar sharif, which is the district headquarters of Nalanda. Miscreants pelted stones and set around half a dozen vehicles ablaze.
According to police, three people sustained bullet injuries in firing in the clash. Personnel of police and administration forces were deployed at the spot and Security has been increased in the district and police are patrolling the area The police and security personnel are deployed and patrolling the district in wake of the clash.
Section 144 also imposed in Bihar’s Nalanda and in Sasaram, which reported a clash on 30 March. Superintendent of Police, Nalanda, Ashok Mishra has appealed to the people not to believe rumours and to maintain peace.
“Police are patrolling the area and are on alert. We are maintaining peace. Over 20 people were arrested. Eight people were injured and three sustained bullet injuries. People should not believe rumours. The situation under control now,” Mishra told.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.