Clash between two groups leads to tension

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Jagadhri, Sep 20 (UNI) Clashes between two groups in village Nangalpatti in Yamunanagar district led to incidents of stone-pelting and arsoning, forcing police to use tear gas, batoncharge and imposing section 144 in the area.

According to police, the incident was triggered off when four youths were beaten by another group over transportation of cattle last night.

By this afternoon, people supporting the groups belonging to village Bambaypura and village Khizrabad, about 4 kms apart, began a marching towards each other. On the way the marchers set ablaze about a dozen kiosks.

As the police rushed to the spot, stone-pelting crowds also turned their ire towards the police men. To disperse the crowds, police resorted to mild teargas and batoncharge.

Later IG, Ambala range K K Sandhu, called up local leaders, including the legislator from Jagadhri, Subhash Chaudhry, former legislators Kanwarpal and Akram Khan to bring the two groups to a compromise. However, tension prevailed in the area.

While no arrests have been made so far, police gave an assurance that the guilty would not be spared.

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