Jammu, June 15: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested a youth for alleged desecration of Aap Shambu temple in Janipura area. “Although we have arrested him, we are unable to carry out a probe into the matter as we are busy managing aggressive crowd. Many of them (protestors) were under influence of alcohol and even tried to gherao the police station,” District Magistrate, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh told the media here. Also Read: Two killed in Kupwara encounter in Jammu and Kashmir Also Read - Telangana Man Starved Himself, Became Insomniac After Donald Trump Contracted COVID-19, Says His Mother
“They intended to attack the police station, so we resorted to mild lathicharge and tear gas to disperse them,” he added. He further said Section 144 is not needed in the area, as the situation is under control. Meanwhile, the mobile internet services have been suspended in Jammu following the violent protests. As per reports, a youth entered Aap Shambu temple in Janipura area and broke the protective glass in front of the idols. He also allegedly misbehaved with women performing aarti. Also Read - Bengaluru Violence: Muslims Form Human Chain To Protect Temple From Unruly Mob | Watch Viral Video
Meanwhile, the CCTV footage of the desecration went viral on the social media, adding fuel to the fire. The protesters were demanding immediate arrest of the accused and suspension of two police officers who allegedly backed the accused and abused the complainants. Reinforcements were rushed to Janipura to prevent protesters from heading towards the old city. Senior civil and police officers were camping at the police control room to monitor the situation. Also Read - 'Historians be Like Main Kya Karu, Job Chood Doon?': Netizens Troll BJP Leader Kapil Mishra For Messing up History And Calling Taj Mahal 'A Temple'