Thirty injured in communal clash in Meerut

A communal clash over a cleric in a mosque being roughed up led to at least 30 people, including 10 policemen, being injured, police here said Monday. Seventeen people have been detained.

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2011, 11:35 AM IST

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh: A communal clash over a cleric in a mosque being roughed up led to at least 30 people, including 10 policemen, being injured, police here said Monday. Seventeen people have been detained.

Violence erupted late Sunday in Qazipur village after a group of youngsters allegedly manhandled the imam of a local mosque. In protest, some members of the Muslim community took to the streets, torched several commercial establishments and roadways buses.

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh: A communal clash over a cleric in a mosque being roughed up led to at least 30 people, including 10 policemen, being injured, police here said Monday. Seventeen people have been detained.

Violence erupted late Sunday in Qazipur village after a group of youngsters allegedly manhandled the imam of a local mosque. In protest, some members of the Muslim community took to the streets, torched several commercial establishments and roadways buses.

Inspector General of Police Rajnikant Mishra said: "As of now, the situation is completely under control. Senior police officials and district administration officials are camping at places that witnessed the clashes."

According to officials, police forces have been deployed at various places to prevent any further flare-up.

IANS