6 held for violence at Saharanpur district in UP

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Lucknow, Oct 7: Police have arrested six people of the two communities for yesterday's violence in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, in which people ransacked a place of worship in Meharbani village.

Providing information, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of the district Anand Kumar today said till now, six people of both the sides have been nabbed.

Besides, 12 and 15 persons have been identified respectively at Behat and Meharbani villages for disturbing peace, while efforts to identify other guilty were on with the help of CDs and recordings done by police and camerapersons.

The DIG, however, said that the situation was under control in the district and the locals have been appealed to be calm.

Meanwhile, Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and local police sleuths have been deployed in sensitive areas for peace, Mr Kumar informed.

Communal violence had prevailed at Meharbani village after a group of people ransacked a 'place of worship.' Later, the tension spread in nearby Behat village also and the members of the other community vandalised some of the houses of the locals in protest. At least five people sustained wounds in the clash between the communities.

Police had to restort to air firing and lathi - charge to quell the mob and control the situation.


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