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4 injured in clash between two groups in Phagwara

Press Trust of India  |  Phagwara 

Four persons were injured in a clash between two groups that took place last night over the installation of a board and renaming of a 'chowk' (roundabout) here, police said today.

Several vehicles were also damaged during the clashes as members of both the groups pelted stones at each other, they said.

The incident took place when members of a group allegedly installed a board carrying a picture of B R Ambedkar at 'Gol Chowk' here on the national highway one.

They also tried to rename it 'Savidhan Chowk'.

However, the members of another group objected to it that led to a clash between both the groups, police said.

Jimmy, son of Inderjit Karwal, Bal Thackeray were among those who were injured.

Punjab was allegedly thrashed by members of the opposite group.

Some shots were also fired during the clash, police said.

Police personnel brought the situation under control.

Meanwhile, tension prevailed in the city today following yesterday's clash as several shops and commercial establishments remained closed.

Around 700 security men took out a flag march this morning to instill confidence in public.

Kapurthala and Senior of Police were in the march.

Both and the SSP also visited and to meet the activists of both the groups.

Members of one group demanded transfer of the local sub divisional magistrate and of police.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 15:10 IST