Though section 144 is in place at Sengottai and Thenkasi regions, stones were pelted on Vinayaga idols during the Vinayagar Chathurthi procession in Sengottai today. Police personnel has been deployed to prevent untoward incidents.
The district administration imposed section 144 in Sengottai and Thenkasi yesterday following a clash between two groups during Vinayagar Chathurthi procession. Several vehicles and shops were damaged in the clash and more than 10 persons suffered injuries.
The district collector and senior police officials held talks with both the groups to conduct the procession in the pre-determined path yesterday. Section 144 was also imposed to keep the situation under control. However, unidentified persons threw stones on Vinayaga idols during the procession today. Police have been deployed in huge numbers for security purposes.