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Rajasthan: Prohibitory Orders Issued In Tonk After Communal Clash, 30 Detained So Far

Around 15 people, including a policeman, were injured in stone pelting during a clash between two groups in Malpura town in Tonk district.

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Following clashes between two communities, prohibitory orders were issued on Monday in Malpura town in Rajasthan's Tonk and 30 persons were detained.

The prohibitory orders in Tonk district's Malpura will be in place till Wednesday. The orders were issued a day after clashes took place.

Earlier on Sunday, members of the two communities clashed in Malpura over a petty issue, said officials. Around 15 people, including a policeman, were injured in stone pelting during the clash. 

Thirty people have been detained and the situation is completely under control, said Tonk Superintendent of Police Rajarshi Raj Verma.

Additional forces deployed

Prohibitory orders have been imposed in Malpura till April 26 to maintain law and order, and additional police personnel have been deployed. Three companies of the Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) as well as district police have been deployed in the area, said Tonk SP Verma.

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Range Inspector General of Police (IG) Rupinder Singh and Divisional Commissioner B L Mehra arrived in Malpura to take stock of the situation and are constantly monitoring the situation, officials said.

The police appealed to the general public not to pay heed to rumours.

What we know of the clashes

The clash took place in the Nagauri Mohalla area of Tonk when a group of people objected to speeding motorcycles on a road while children were playing. The issue escalated and members of the two communities pelted stones at each other, according to police. People from both sides were injured in the clash.

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Earlier, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Malpura, Mahipal Singh told reporters that the situation was under control.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Sushil Mann earlier said people from both sides were injured and are undergoing treatment at a hospital.

The matter is under investigation and action will be taken as per law, he said earlier.

(With PTI inputs)

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