Surat clashes: Bajrang Dal activists detained as communal tension breaks out

Communal clashes broke out in Surat on Monday after a chopped head of a calf was found in Godadara area.

Surat clashes: Bajrang Dal activists detained as communal tension breaks out

Communal clashes broke out in Surat on Monday after a chopped head of a calf was found in Godadara area.

A crowd gathered at the place and resorted to arson and stone pelting, leading to lathi charge and bursting of teargas shells by the police. A police sub-inspector was injured in the clash, reported The Hindu.

Several activists of Bajrang Dal were taken into custody after they tried to vandalize and torch meat selling shops.

The police also conducted a flag march in the affected area to ensure that law and order situation was maintained, as shops remained shut due to fear of escalation.