Ludhiana : Tension gripped Ludhiana after torn pages of Ramayana and Bhagwad Geeta were found on a street at Chander Nagar area on Monday.

Acting swiftly, the police have rounded up four suspects and recovered torn pages from their possession.

Meanwhile, heavy police force has been deployed in the area as a precautionary step after similar cases recently sparked unrest in Punjab.

SHO of Police Station–4, Dharam Pal, who reached the spot with a police party, said, “The torn pages of the holy books were lying on both sides of the road.”

He said the pages were found scattered around a half-a-kilometre radius.

The police have scanned the CCTVs and found four teenagers carrying torn pages of the holy scriptures in polythene bags and scattering them at 6 am.

The police have lodged an FIR and initiated investigation.

Meanwhile, activists of some religious organisations were seen shouting slogans against the government in Chander Nagar. The alleged case of desecration came to light as a ‘prabhat pheri’ (morning religious procession) was passing the area.

Punjab has seen over 10 incidents of alleged desecration of religious books over the last one month. Violent protests were held over these incidents, leading to the death of two persons and injuries to others.

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