Communal tension prevailed in Jammu as an angry crowd attacked a police station and set some vehicles on fire, protesting against the alleged desecration of a temple.
Reports suggest that a youth entered Aap Shambu temple in Janipura area on June 14 evening and broke the protective glass in front of the idols. He also allegedly misbehaved with women performing aarti.
Following the incident, a large crowd gathered on streets and held protests demanding immediate arrest of the accused.
According to police, the protesters also resorted to stone-pelting and set three vehicle, including two buses of a police school, in the area.
They threw stones at the police station as well as shops belonging to the other community. The police lobbed teargas shells to disperse them.
The suspect, identified as Yasir Alfaz of Shiva village in Doda district, was arrested. Police said he was of unsound mind.
According to police, security has been beefed up in the area and some stone-pelters and arsonists have also been arrested. Senior civil and police officers were camping at the police control room to monitor the situation. Simrandeep Singh denied reports of curfew in Janipura.
Aap Shambhu Temple Jammu kashmirtourism
The Ram Sena has called a bandh in Jammu on June 15 to protest the alleged desecration of the temple.