Temple vandalism case: 43 detained


Reasi: The police have detained 43 persons in connection with the alleged vandalism at a Shiv temple in Reasi district, officials on Thursday said.
The place of worship was found vandalised by a visitor in a village in the Dharmari area on Saturday evening, sparking tension and protests.
As photos and videos of the vandalism went viral, the locals and several Hindu bodies held protests at various places across the Jammu region and Reasi and Katra towns observed bandh. “Police has apprehended and detained 43 persons including 24 suspects in connection with the act of vandalism at a religious place in the Dharmari area of Arnas,” Reasi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohita Shamra told PTI.
She said that they are being questioned as further investigations into the case is going on.

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