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Jammu: Mobile internet services were suspended on Wednesday in Jammu following protests in parts of the city after an ancient temple was allegedly desecrated by a "mentally disturbed" person.

According to police officials, an ancient temple situated in Roop Nagar area of Jammu was vandalised on Tuesday which led to protests across the city.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

"As a precautionary measure, we have decided to suspend mobile Internet services till the situation returns to normal", Deputy Commissioner (DC) Jammu, Simrandeep Singh told PTI.

Singh said top police and civil officials have been monitoring the situation since Tuesday night and the decision to suspend the mobile Internet services was taken to stop any further flare-up of the situation.

He said if the situation remains normal, the suspension of mobile Internet services would be revoked in the evening.

Adequate police deployment has been made to thwart any untoward incident.

Protesters had set three vehicles on fire on Tuesday night and had resorted to stone pelting on police after the news of the desecration of the temple spread in the city.

Police have arrested the man who allegedly vandalised the temple and have started the investigations.

First Published On : Jun 15, 2016 10:20 IST

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