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Tension prevails in communal strife-torn Bihar

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Patna: No fresh violence was reported today but tension prevailed in communal strife-torn Bihar where the situation is returning to normalcy.

There is heavy police deployment in all three Samastipur towns that were hit by communal violence. In Samastipur, the police arrested two BJP leaders today on the charge of inciting communal violence. The cops are scanning CCTV footage to identify the troublemakers.

According to reports reaching here, the situation had returned to normalcy in the district headquarters of Aurangabad in western Bihar but there was tension in Rosera and Munger in Samastipur district, where rampaging mobs were involved in communal clashes earlier this week. The Rapid Action force had conducted flag march and the shops and business establishments remained closed in Rosera and Munger on Wednesday.

Communal clashes were sparked in Rosera on Tuesday after a mob had gathered near a mosque at Gudri Bazar seeking punishment for an unidentified person who had allegedly hurled a flip-flop at a procession a day before. Many in the mob, even entered the mosque and indulged in arson. Later a man identified as Mohammad Sajjad was taken into detention by the Police.

In Munger, trouble broke out and there was a violent clash between two communities on Tuesday night over inflammatory slogans raised during a Chaiti Durga idol immersion procession.

Communal clashes were also sparked in Bhagalpur coinciding with Ramnavami festivities.

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