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Mobile internet services suspended for 24 hrs in 4 districts of Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Phagwara 

and services were suspended for 24 hours in four districts of following arrest of four people in connection with a clash between members of a outfit and Hindu groups, an official said.

services, including 2G, 3G, 4G, CDMA and GPRS, all services and all provided on mobile networks, except voice calls, in Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar shall remain suspended till April 16, he said.

The further said that all telecom services providers in the state of and (Jurisdiction) are directed to ensure compliance of this order.

Any person found guilty for violation of aforesaid order, would be liable for legal action, he said.

Meanwhile, four people were arrested today in connection with the violent clashes that took place on April 13 over over the installation of a board and renaming of a "chowk" (intersection) in Phagwara.

Inderjit Karwal, the state of (Bal Thackeray), Deepak Bhardwaj, Punjab unit of Hindu Suraksha Samiti, Shivi Batta, of another outfit and one Raju Chahal, police said.

They were arrested from their respective houses this morning, the police said, adding that they were presented before a who sent them to judicial custody.

and SSP also met members of the groups, pleading them to maintain peace.

Heavy security force continued to be deployed in the area, the police said.

Liquor vends remained closed here today as a precautionary measure.

The incident took place when members of a group allegedly installed a board carrying a picture of B R Ambedkar at Gol Chowk here on (NH)-1.

They also tried to rename it Savidhan Chowk. However, members of another group objected to it and that led to a clash between them, the police said.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 18:55 IST