The Punjab Police are on high alert after torn pages from the Ramayana and Bhagwad Geeta were reportedly found scattered on the streets in Ludhiana on Monday morning.
Last month, Punjab had witnessed major violence and unrest after 100 pages of the Guru Granth Sahib were found scattered on roads near the local Gurudwara in Ludhiana district's Ghawaddi Village. As tensions escalated across the state, paramilitary forces had to be deployed in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar.
The police, however, acted swiftly after torn pages were found on roadside over a half-a-kilometre stretch near Chander Nagar on Monday. A large contingent of personnel was deployed in the area after some religious organisations held a protest.
According to PTI, the latest case of desecration came mere hours before a religious procession was expected to pass through the road. There have been at least 10 cases of desecration of religious books of recent in Punjab, which were followed by violent protests.
The police told The Hindustan Times they scanned CCTV footage from the area and found four teenagers carrying torn pages of the holy books and scattering the, around 6 am.
They have rounded up two of the suspects, and are on the lookout for the other two.