Jharkhand town mob ransacks army post

November 14th, 2007 - 10:14 am ICT by admin  
According to the Compound’s caretakers, soldiers stormed the premises at around 2.00 a.m. while everyone was a sleep. They then demolished the under construction temple wall which was about two to three feet high.

“At least 300-350 army men came and bundled us in a corner and trained their guns at us like terrorists. They vandalised the place where a fire ritual was in progress, smashed bulbs and destroyed microphones,” said Mukesh Yadav, one of the ten caretakers.

When the public came to know about the incident, they ransacked the army post. Protesters also blocked the traffic on the two national highways.

The army’s claim that the land belongs to them has been rejected.

The police has initiated an inquiry into the incident, said Veenukant Homekar, the district Superintendent of Police.

The temple is being constructed again. (ANI)

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