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Ranchi Police conducts flag march (Photo/ANI)
Ranchi Police conducts flag march (Photo/ANI)

Ranchi: Police conducts flag march to maintain peaceful atmoshphere

ANI | Updated: Sep 28, 2022 22:47 IST

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], September 28 (ANI): Ranchi police on Wednesday conducted a flag march to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in the city amid the festive season.
Police had arrested a man for allegedly vandalising a Hanuman idol inside a temple on Ranchi's main road creating a tense atmosphere in the state's capital.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prakash Roy said, "Today, we conducted a flag march to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in the city amid the festive season."

After the incident of vandalising idols, Kishor Kaushal, SSP Ranchi told ANI, "Police started an investigation into an attempt to vandalise an idol at a Hanuman temple. They swung into action as soon as the incident was reported to the police. One accused has been arrested. The accused was arrested on the basis of CCTV and eyewitness evidence. Further investigation is going on."

Regarding the current situation in the city, the SSP said, "We have deployed forces at main roads and all sensitive areas. The magistrate is overseeing it. Durga puja is going on. No one will be allowed to foment communal tensions in the city."
BJP spokesperson Pratul Shahdeo targeted the ruling government and said, "It is disgraceful that one community's place of worship is targeted. Meat is being sold outside our places of worship. On June 10 also such an incident took place. If the government doesn't identify the real culprits then we will have to take to the streets."
A delegation of Ranchi Durga Pooja Committee met the SSP of Ranchi demanding stern action against the accused.
Munchun Rai, coordinator Durga Pooja Committee told ANI, "This incident is shameful. We are hurt. Who are all these people who are trying to instigate communal tensions and trying to defame Ranchi? Such Incidents should be investigated by the police."

Ashok Purohit, Durga Poojan Committee member, said, "Whenever we try and celebrate big festivals, our gods are targeted with intention of spreading hatred. This incident could be related to the banning of the Popular Front of India by the Centre." (ANI)