The Nuh Superintendent of Police Varun Singla has been transferred days after it came to light that the senior officer was on leave when the violent clashes broke out at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally. The order copy released late on Thursday stated that Singla has been posted to Bhiwani.
Meanwhile, security has been deployed outside Jama Masjid in Gurugram’s Sadar Bazar ahead of Friday prayers. The tight vigil by police officers comes a day after a mosque was set on fire in Haryana’s Nuh district, and two brothers belonging to Muslim community were allegedly beaten up in Gurugram by a group of about 30 people.
A community leader had on Thursday announced that members of the Muslim community will not offer Friday namaz at any mosque or open space in Gurugram in view of the communal violence.
Mufti Saleem Qasmi, president of Jamiat Ulama in Gurugram, appealed through a video message to people to refrain from praying in public places or gathering in mosques for prayers. In the district, some shops near Jama Masjid were closed. However, markets in other areas were open, police said.
There is complete peace in Gurugram. Our teams are stationed across the district. No fresh incident of violence took place in the district on Thursday, said Varun Dahiya, ACP (Crime).
Police said that besides that mosque that was set on fire, another went up in flames apparently due to a short circuit. The mosque incidents, in which nobody was injured, took place around 11:30 pm on Wednesday while the Gurugram incident occurred on Wednesday evening, they said. While one of the mosques is located near Vijay Chowk, the other is near a police station. Both mosques suffered some damage, police said.
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