Sambhal, Nov 25: The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked a case against 150 unidentified people in connection with a clash between 'Zayreen' (pilgrims) and cops here on Wednesday evening, said reports. Four people have been arrested so far in the case and are being interrogated.
According to reports, the incident left eight policemen, including a deputy superintendent, and 12 others injured.
On Wednesday, a group of 90 people were returning to their homes in Moradabad after visiting Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Rajasthan.
They reportedly got into a scuffle with the locals at Sambhal's Kamalpur village for allegedly removing cattle from the road. The cattle tied to the poles beside the road were said to be hindering the passage of the bus.
When the pilgrims asked the villagers to clear the cattle off the roads, the villagers refused following which a fight broke out.
This reportedly led the villagers to hold four of the passengers captive after which other passengers in the bus fled from the spot and sought help from police at Chaudhary Sarai police station.
According to reports, the police brought back the four passengers held captive, but the group, which had by then gathered more support, pelted stones at them for not arresting the villagers.
The police then resorted to batton charge and the entire incident snowballed into a riot like situation.