In Gurugram, hundreds of violent protesters took to roads, torching vehicles and destroying public property and attacked a school bus with children onboard.
"This is to clarify that no Muslim boys have been detained in relation to the recent acts of vandalism on a Haryana Roadways bus and a school bus in Gurugram", said Gurugram Police today, according to ANI news agency.
To investigate the violence, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under a deputy commissioner of police (DCP)-rank officer has also been constituted, according to Ravinder Kumar, PRO of Gurugram police. "Twenty-four miscreants were arrested in eight criminal cases and 14 miscreants were detained for breaching peace and tranquility in Gurugram", Kumar added.
"Strenuous efforts are being made to arrest the remaining hooligans who were involved in the violent incidents which occurred in different locations", he said.
Earlier, Karni Sena supporter Suraj Pal Amu, who had threatened to chop off Padmaavat actress Deepika Padukone head over his protest against her film Padmaavat, was sent to judicial custody till January 29 by a Gurugram court.
Meanwhile, a message had gone viral on social media that five Muslim youths had been detained for the attack on the schoolbus.
Not only this but a school bus was hit by a group of men who were protesting against the release of the film in Haryana's Gurugram.
Led by Lokendra Singh Kalvi, the Rajput Karni Sena alleges that history had been distorted by the makers of the period drama.
The police today said the situation was under control. "Police personnel have been deployed in large numbers at malls, multiplexes and sensitive locations to maintain law and order", he said. "But TV reports said Rajputs and Karni Sena volunteers did it".