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Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Friday ordered the suspension of mobile Internet and bulk SMS services in the district of Nuh for two days.
The order came just hours after Congress MLA Mamman Khan was arrested in connection with the July 31 Nuh violence.
However, the government order does not mention anything about Khan’s arrest.
“This order is issued to prevent any disturbance of peace and public order in the jurisdiction of district Nuh in the state of Haryana and shall be in force with effect from September 15 (10:00hrs) to September 16 (2359hrs),” the order issued by Home Department Additional Chief Secretary T V S N Prasad said.
“It has been brought to my notice by Deputy Commissioner, Nuh, vide his request dated September 14 that there is an apprehension of causing tension, annoyance, agitation, damage of public & private property and disturbance of public peace & tranquillity in the district,” Prasad said.
Mamman Khan, the Ferozepur Jhirka legislator, was named an accused in an FIR lodged after the communal clashes in the district. He was arrested on Thursday late at night, the Haryana Police said.
Adequate police forces have been deployed in the entire district following Khan’s arrest. A tight security arrangement has been made in and around the court complex where Khan is expected to be produced by the police later in the day.
The Haryana government had last month suspended mobile Internet services in the Nuh district for several days after the July 31 incident of violence.
On July 31, a Vishva Hindu Parishad-led procession was attacked by mobs in Nuh. Six people were killed, most of them during the attack and a cleric died in an attack on a mosque in adjoining Gurugram.
With inputs from PTI