PATHANKOT: Tension gripped the Mission road area here after a portion of a religious shrine was allegedly damaged by some miscreants, police said today.
Heavy police was deployed to prevent any untoward incident, SSP R K Bakhshi said, adding the situation was under control.
According to police, trouble started last night when a group of miscreants allegedly damaged a portion of shrine with an earthmoving machine.
There has been an old dispute, between two groups, over the land at which shrine was built and a case in this regard was pending in the local court here, a senior police officer said.
At least 200 people from both sides gathered at the site while senior police officials and civil administration were trying to pacify the members of the groups.