Dhar, MP, Jan 29: Tension is brewing in Dhar after the local police on Saturday beat up devotees of Palki Yatra Samiti, for taking out a procession of Goddess Saraswati without prior permission.
Twelve persons were taken into custody, police said.
Police had given permission to Ma Saraswati Janmotsav Samiti to organise a pooja at the local Bhojshala. Meanwhile, another committee called Palki Yatra Samiti took out a Saraswati procession, and police tried to stop it.
Devotees clashed with policemen, after which the later resorted to canecharge.