At least four people were injured in a clash over the bursting of firecrackers in Babri Mandi in UP’s Aligarh district Monday evening. This comes after a clash in the district on Diwali claimed two lives. Additional force from other districts have been deployed in the city and the district administration has banned the entry of outsiders in the affected area for a fortnight to maintain law and order.
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Aligarh SSP Rajesh Kumar Pandey told The Indian Express that violence broke out at Babri Mandi locality when members of two communities clashed over the bursting of crackers by children. Police had to lob teargas shells and fire rubber bullets to bring the situation under control, he added.
Four people, including a woman identified as Shashi, were injured in the clash.
“More than a dozen persons have been booked on the basis of complaints filed from each side,” said the SSP.
“As many as 10 deputy superintendents of police, 38 inspectors, four additional SPs, 380 constables, one company of Rapid Action Force and two companies of PAC have been deployed in sensitive areas of the city to maintain law and order,” he added.