Tension arises in Jammu after Temple violation, vehicles set on fire


Jammu: The incident took place on Tuesday inJammu. The ancient temple was allegedly smashed by a "mentally-disturbed" man who was triggering protests. The mob attacked a police station and set some vehicles on fire, police said.

The mentally disturbed man allegedly entered the Aap Shambu temple in Roopnagar area of Janipur in the evening and broke some items and windowpanes, a police officer said.

Moreover, people in large number came on to the streets and held protests demanding immediate arrest of the accused.

The protesters set three vehicles on fire in the area, police said.

 “The large number of police personnel have been deployed in the state and some stone-pelters and arsonists have also been arrested.” Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.

"A case has been registered and the accused has been arrested. He is mentally disturbed and had come to the area to see a psychiatrist," the officer said.