Lucknow: Violent clashes broke out in Saharanpur on Saturday over a land dispute as two groups fought pitched battles, fired at each other and burnt several vehicles, police said. According to NDTV, two people have died in the clash.
Five policemen were injured in the violence. Reports also said that 19 other people have been injured. District officials said curfew has been clamped in Saharanpur city.
Traffic on the national highway connecting Ambala was thrown out of gear as protestors went on the rampage. Over two dozen shops and vehicles were gutted.
A dozen people have been arrested for inciting violence over the land dispute. Sources said the brawl began with a verbal spat over a gurdwara and some construction taking place adjacent to it.
Sources in the home department said that the tense situation was now under control.
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Updated Date: Jul 26, 2014 13:55:48 IST