December 2007 News

Another sacrilegious act in Jammu

24 December 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU: In another suspected sacrilegious act aimed at disturbing communal harmony, some miscreants kept a bag near Toll Post, Nagrota this morning which contained two packets of meat with marking Jamat-e-Islami, Delhi-Haryana. Immediately after getting a report that a bag was lying near Toll Post Nagrota under mysterious circumstances, police parties led by Additional SP Jammu Shakti Pathak rushed to the spot and called a Bomb Disposal Squad anticipating that it might be containing explosive material. However, on being opened, the bag was found containing two packets of meat, wrapped in polythene bags having red color marking of Jamat-e-Islami, Delhi-Haryana. A number of people gathered at the spot after getting a report of sacrilegious act and started shouting slogans. They were persuaded by the people not to disturb peace with the assurance that stern action would be taken against the accused involved in the sacrilegious act. Police have registered a case under Section 153-A RPC at Nagrota police station and started investigations. Raw meat has been sent to laboratories for examination. DIG Jammu range Lalat Indu Mohanty and SSP Jammu Parminder Singh have appealed to the public not to fall prey to the mischief of anti-social elements and co-operate with police in identifying and apprehending the culprits. It may be mentioned that two sacrilegious acts have recently been reported from Bani in Kathua district and Belicharana in Jammu.


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