Shops, vehicles burnt as mobs clash in Ahmedabad

Clashes erupted between two groups in the Gomtipur area in Gujarat`s Ahmedabad city on Sunday night during which shops and vehicles, including a bus, were set on fire, police said.

Updated: May 26, 2014, 17:25 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Ahmedabad: Clashes erupted between two groups in the Gomtipur area in the city on Sunday night during which shops and vehicles, including a bus, were set on fire, police said.
Angry crowds set fire to several shops and vehicles, and pelted stones at each other during the clashes in Ahmedabad, police and fire officials said.

b
City Commissioner of Police Shivanand Jha said the situation was brought under control.

Ahmedabad joint police commissioner Manoj Shashidhar said officers fired tear gas to halt the violence which left four people injured.

Shashidhar said an investigation was under way into the clashes which appear to have started when two cars from the different communities crashed in an accident during a marriage procession.

“The incident flared up following a petty argument between people of two communities on Sunday night in Gomtipur area of the city. The situation was immediately brought under control,” Shashidhar said.
The incident escalated when mobs set property on fire, Ahmedabad chief fire officer MS Dastur said.

“Some three shops, one mini-bus and a couple of two-wheelers were burnt during the incident,” Dastur said.

A couple of persons were injured in the clashes and were taken to a nearby hospital, they said.

With Agency Inputs