DHUBRI, Sept 26 - Indefinite curfew was today clamped in the Agomoni Police Station area of Dhubri district and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were promulgated in the rest of the district following tension near a temple last night, a senior district official said.
Trouble began at 7 pm yesterday after an incident involving a person of a particular community near a temple at Kalowal Bazar area, officials of the Agomoni PS said.
The situation was brought under control after locals handed over the person to the police last night, the officials said.
However, a mob gheraoed the Agomoni Police Station this morning, blocked the National Highway 31 for several hours and damaged some shops there, demanding the release of the person picked up last night, they said.
The police and CRPF resorted to lathicharge and firing in the air to disperse the mob, the officials said.
Curfew was imposed from 1 pm today till further orders as the situation deteriorated in the Kalowal Bazar area under the police station limits, Dhubri DC Nazrul Islam said.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were also imposed in the entire district from today until further orders, Additional District Magistrate Dr Debajit Khanikar said.
Meanwhile, the Dhubri district unit of the Bajrang Dal has demanded an inquiry into last night�s incident and identification of the forces responsible for it. � PTI