Several hurt in clash in Meerut



Meerut: At least two dozen people were injured when a clash broke out between two groups of Muslims during a Muharram procession in the district, police said.

The clash broke out between two groups of minority community at Abdulahpur village yesterday, after one side asked the other group to stop beating of drums during the Muharram procession as a 'majlis' (religious gathering) was going on, SSP K Satyanarayan said.

The argument soon turned violent as the two sides exchanged fire and pelted stones at each other, prompting authorities to deploy police force in the district.

Police is interrogating the persons arrested in connection with the violence, SP (rural) RP Pandey said.

A hunt is on to nab others, police said, adding, the situation is under control now.

PTI