The clashes had erupted in the town, 30 km from Agra city, after some purported comments surfaced on social media against a community.
Senior Superintendent of Police Rajesh D Modak appealed to the people on the FM radio not to pay heed to rumours and maintain peace at all costs. The SSP stated that cases have been registered against 100 people and six persons have been arrested.

Several others have been detained for questioning. Uneasy calm prevailed in the city and several companies of Rapid Action Force and Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary have been deployed. They carried out flag march yesterday evening amid imposition of Section 144 in the town.

The prohibitory orders have also been clamped in Agra city, District Magistrate Pankaj Kumar said. "The administration does not want communal trouble to spill over to the villages," said a police official in Shamshabad town.

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