Tension prevailed in Bodhan Town in Nizamabad district of Telangana over the installation of a Shivaji statue on Saturday night and section 144 has been imposed in the area.
The Commissioner of Police, Nizamabad, K R Nagaraju stated, “There is a process that has to be followed and permission from the Collector has to be taken.”
Nagaraju added, “The Shivaji statue was brought in the night due to which a commotion was created. Various groups came out on roads saying that their sentiments have been hurt and started pelting stones.”
“In retaliation, we had to take refuge of lathi-charge and section 144 has been imposed,” he added.
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Police constables have been hurt in the incident and cases will be registered against the accused in the matter.