Mobile internet services suspended in Jammu
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Jammu, June 15 : The mobile internet services in Jammu were suspended on Wednesday after violence erupted in the region following the alleged desecration of Aap Shambu temple in Janipura area.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested a youth for alleged desecration of Aap Shambu temple in Janipura area.
As per reports, a youth entered Aap Shambu temple in Janipura area and broke the protective glass in front of the idols.
He also allegedly misbehaved with women performing aarti.
"Although we have arrested him, we are unable to carry out a probe into the matter as we are busy managing aggressive crowd. Many of them (protestors) were under influence of alcohol and even tried to gherao the police station," District Magistrate, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh told the media here.
"They intended to attack the police station, so we resorted to mild lathicharge and tear gas to disperse them," he added.
He further said Section 144 is not needed in the area, as the situation is under control.
The protesters were demanding immediate arrest of the accused and suspension of two police officers who allegedly backed the accused and abused the complainants.
Reinforcements were rushed to Janipura to prevent protesters from heading towards the old city. Senior civil and police officers were camping at the police control room to monitor the situation.