11 injured in clash at Maharajganj

Azamgarh: Eleven people were injured when villagers, demanding arrest of some persons, blocked road traffic and clashed with police in Maharajganj area here today.

The villagers staged a demonstration and disrupted vehicular traffic near Raghunathpur village demanding arrest of some persons allegedly involved in an attack on a man last evening.

When police used force to disperse them, the protesters clashed with them and indulged in stone-pelting, Additional Superintendent of Police Sarvesh Kumar Rana said.

Eleven people, including three policemen, were injured in the violence, he said adding additional police personnel were deployed in trouble-torn areas.