Tension in Fatehpur after communal clashes on Makar Sankranti

Tension gripped a locality in Fatehpur district when members of two communities clashed during the 'shobha yatra' being taken out, police said.

PTI| Updated: Jan 14, 2016, 20:18 PM IST

Lucknow: Tension gripped a locality in Fatehpur district when members of two communities clashed during the 'shobha yatra' being taken out on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Thursday, police said.

The members of two communities raised slogans and hurled brickbats at each other during the annual 'shobha yatra' in Kazipura Kasauli locality under Kasba Jehanabad police station area, IG (Law and Order) A Satish Ganesh said here.

A few shops and vehicles were damaged in the incident, the IG said. Strong reinforcements from the RAF and PAC were rushed to the affected area, while an alert was sounded in adjoining districts of Hamirpur, Kanpur and Kaushambi, he said.

"The Zonal IG rushed to the area and the situation has been brought under control," he added.