Communal tension prevails in old city area of Lucknow

Communal tension prevails in old city area of Lucknow

Lucknow: Tension prevailed in the old city area here on the third consecutive day on Friday as members of two sects of a community allegedly indulged into brick-batting and arson.

Some incidents of brick batting took place in the old city area, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Navneet Sikera, said.

"We have identified 96 trouble makers on the basis of photographs and are aware of their names and address. They will be arrested," he said.

Heavy force has been deployed in the area in the wake of tension.

Alvida namaz was offered peacefully in the city today, SSP J Ravindra Gaud said.

Trouble makers were being identified and so far 16 persons have been arrested, he said. As the sporadic incidents continued in the old city area police used force to control the situation.

Two persons, including a woman, allegedly suffered bullet injuries and some others were injured during sectarian clash last night, sources said.

Tension started in old city area on Wednesday last when two groups of same sect clashed and engaged in bricking batting and arsoning during 21st Ramzan procession in Bazar Khala area here, official sources said.

PTI

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