Curfew in Jamshedpur after clashes over alleged eve teasing, at least 100 arrested

Curfew in Jamshedpur after clashes over alleged eve teasing, at least 100 arrested

Curfew in Jamshedpur after clashes over alleged eve teasing, at least 100 arrested

jamshedpur:Curfew was clamped on Tuesday in Jamshedpur after group clashes over an alleged incident of eve teasing at Mango area last night even as Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das appealed for peace.

As tension prevailed, the authorities imposed curfew with immediate effect which will remain in force till further orders in the steel city and peripheral areas, East Singhbhum district Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Kaushal and Senior Superintendent of Police Anup T Mathew told a press conference here.

The officials said all schools will remain closed on Wednesday.

Altogether six FIRs were lodged during the last 24 hours after the clash broke out between two groups at Mango police station area over the incident.

Police charge VHP activists who were holding a protest during their bandh call demanding arrest of culprits responsibile for the eve-teasing, at Mango in Jamshedpur on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

As many as 150 people were named accused in the FIRs and 103 people were arrested in connection with the clash, they said.

In a related development, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das tonight ordered an inquiry into the clash.

Das, who appealed for peace, also directed setting up a two-member committee, which would also comprise the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Kolhan) R K Dhan, to look into the incident and take stringent action against the guilty, an official release said.

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