Jammu, Jun 15 :  A few incidents of protests were today reported in Jammu city which witnessed violence over alleged desecration of an ancient temple even as mobile Internet services remained suspended and policemen deployed in strength to thwart any flare up. “The situation right now is normal barring a few incidents of protests by local residents. We have deployed adequate number of police personnel,” Jammu Deputy Commissioner Simrandeep Singh told PTI. Also Read: Police arrest Jammu temple desecration suspectAlso Read - Telangana Man Who Built KCR Temple Puts it on Sale to Repay Loans, Says He Lost Reverence For Him

An ancient temple situated in Roop Nagar area of Jammu was desecrated by a “mentally disturbed” person yesterday triggering protests across the city. He said that even as the mobile Internet services have been snapped, no curfew or Section 144 is in force in any part of the city. “The situation does not warrant the imposition of curfew or Section 144 as it would create problems for the masses. The situation is restricted to one place and that too is under control and we are regularly monitoring it,” Singh said. He said if the situation remains normal, the suspension of mobile Internet services would be revoked in the evening. Also Read - Jammu Lockdown: Govt Mandates First Covid Vaccine For Entry into These Places From October 2 | Deets Inside

Police have arrested the man who allegedly vandalized the temple and registered an FIR against him. A police officer has also been put under suspension in the wake of the incident, the DG said. While appealing for calm, the DC said nobody would be allowed to take the law into their hands. A huge posse of police personnel, geared with anti-riots equipment, were deployed in the area after protesters had last night set three vehicles on fire and resorted to stone pelting on police after the news of the desecration of the temple spread in the city. Also Read - PM Modi's Statue in Pune Temple Built by BJP Worker Mysteriously Disappears Overnight