January 24, 2018 21:37 IST

Padmaavat protests: Mob torches bus in Gurugram, damages school bus

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A Haryana Roadways bus was set ablaze and another vandalised in Bhondsi area in Gurugram district by a group of around 50 men, alleged to be Shri Rajput Karni Sena supporters, on Wednesday to protest against the movie 'Padmaavat'. They also pelted stones at the Haryana Police personnel deployed on the Gurugram-Alwar National Highway, injuring a few policemen. A school bus carrying children and staff was also damaged in stone-pelting, though no one was said to be injured.
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Road traffic was disrupted for hours in the area following the violent protest by youths belonging to the Rajput community who had their faces covered. The protesters ordered the passengers on the government bus to alight before torching the vehicle. Police said two persons have been detained for the violence. Prohibitory orders have been imposed here till Sunday to maintain law and order in view of the Karni Sena's threat to target theatres screening the film. There are over 40 multiplexes and cinema halls in Gurugram.