Prohibitory orders in K'taka town following clash between two communities 18 held

     Bagalkote (KTK), Jul 7 (PTI) Prohibitory orders have been clamped in Keruru town in Bagalkote district and large gatherings have been banned till Friday following violent clashes between two communities over eve teasing, authorities said.<br>        The clashes broke out on Wednesday evening leaving four persons injured including two brothers over eve teasing in Keruru under Badami Taluk, Bagalkote SP SP Jayaprakash told reporters. <br>        Later, arson and vandalism started due to which the main market area of the town was shut.<br>        "We have taken 18 people in our custody in connection with the group clash and registered four cases. The Badami Tahsildar has imposed prohibitory orders till 8 pm tomorrow," he added.<br>        He also said that a hunt is on for a few other accused involved in the case.<br>        The injured persons have been admitted to the hospital where their condition is said to be stable.<br>Schools and colleges have been closed till Friday after the administration imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, officials said.<br>        Jayaprakash said the clash took place due to eve teasing.<br>        The police official appealed to the people to cooperate and not to take law into their hands.<br>        "The case is only related to eve teasing and no false information should be spread through social media," the SP cautioned.<br>        Jayaprakash said five India Reserved Battalions and additional police officers have been deployed in the affected areas to maintain law and order. PTI GMS <br>SS   SS

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