144 section imposed in the limits of Musheerabad Police station limits. Prohibitory orders were clamped in Bholakpur and its surrounding areas under Mushirabad station limits on Thursday after at least seven persons were injured in group clashes on Wednesday night.
Police said the injured are out of danger.
Incidents of stone hurling and attacks on different communities were reported around 1 a.m. after a person herding an ox was stabbed. The assailants suspected that he was taking the animal to a slaughterhouse while the injured man claimed it was his animal and he was taking it home.
Soon a group protested in front of Mushirabad station demanding action against the assailants. Even as police assured to take action, the group damaged a pandal in front of a religious place. With Dasara being celebrated people were out on the roads in large numbers and rumours about communal attacks began to spread.
Incidents of stone hurling and groups raising slogans continued in the streets. Police moved in several times to disperse the groups.