Salt shortage rumours: Residents resort to stone pelting


Tension prevailed in southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar area as residents hurled stones at police buses amid rumours of shortage of salt and hike in prices of the essential commodities.

Salt shortage

As the rumour spread, scores of people stepped out on the Kalindi Kunj-Jamia Nagar road and vandalised buses, a senior police officer said.

They also threw stones at the police buses which were rushed to the spot to control the situation. Four policemen have been reportedly injured in the incident, he said.

While police were trying to calm things down, a rumour spread that a trader was shot at during a fight due to the shortage of salt, he said.

Police placated the residents and brought the situation under control. Additional force from a neighbouring police stations was also called in, he said.

A large number of police personnel are deployed in the area in view of the incident.

(With inputs from PTI)


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