Chavat Galli, Jalgar gali areas were tensed after some attacks between members belonging to different religious communities late on Sunday night.
Additional police forces were brought in and situation was brought under control. More than 20 vehicles were damaged. Police said the situation was tense but had been brought under control. Additional forces were being deployed in other communally sensitive areas.
The police until the wee hours of the morning arrested people from both areas. Sources say police dashed into houses and took people into custody. Some were even taken away in their inner wear. Stones were pelted on the police on duty as well, police sources said.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been clamped in Khadak Galli, Ghee Galli, Jalar Galli, Shastri Chowk, Chirag Nagar, Chandu Galli, Kacheri Road and Nana Patil Circle falling under Market and Khade Bazar Police station.
The same has been imposed from June 9 to June 10 upto 6 am.
Section 144 has been imposed in the above mentioned areas only which restrains the citizens from gathering in group of more than 5.
The same was disclosed in a press release by the District magistrate.
IGP Northern Range Bhaskar Rao has made an appeal to the citizens not to believe any rumors being circulated on mobiles in form of SMS and images on instant messaging applications.
If anyone gets such messages please dont forward the same by which these rumors could spread.
Belgaum is peaceful and we believe every citizen will co-operate with the law enforcement authorities to maintain peace and harmony.