Communal clash in Ahmedabad; police fire in air

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 00:17

Ahmedabad: A clash broke out here tonight
between members of two communities, prompting the police to
fire two rounds in the air to bring the situation under
control.

The incident took place in the communally sensitive
Shahpur area after an altercation between two groups over some
a "petty" issue, they said.

"Two rounds were fired in the air by the State Reserve
Police (SRP) jawans when the groups came out on the roads and
started pelting stones at each other," Deputy Commissioner of
Police (DCP) S M Katara said.

"No one was injured in the stone pelting and the
situation was under control," he said.

Investigation in the matter was on, police said.

In wake of the Jagannath rathyatra on July 13, SRP
personnel have been deployed in the city`s communally
sensitive areas, including Shahpur.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 00:17
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