Prayagraj, Sept. 10 -- Police arrested nine persons who allegedly damaged a car during a Moharram procession at Arya Kanya crossing under Muthiganj police late on Sunday night.

The incident has caused communal tension in the area after rumours of attack on three persons who were inside the car, police said. Later, locals staged protest demanding arrest of the accused.DIG KP Singh said one Ravi Kesarwani and his friends Saurabh Gupta and Ramesh Verma were going in their car which got stuck in a Moharram procession at Bargad Gali near Arya Kanya crossing.

Some persons in the procession broke windowpanes of the car resulting in an altercation. There was no clash between both groups but some miscreants spread rumours of attack on Ravi and oth...