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9 arrested over panchayat meeting clash


Press Trust of India Shahjahanpur (UP)
Nine people have been arrested in connection with a clash in which two men died in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district two days ago, police said on Wednesday.
The clash erupted over a dispute during a panchayat meeting at Jumai village in Roza area on Monday. The groups were led by Sonu (25) and Maya Prakash Gupta (55). While Sonu was shot dead, Gupta was being beaten with sticks and succumbed to injuries at a hospital, an officer had said.
"In all, nine persons have been arrested and they have been sent to jail. Efforts are on to nab the rest of the accused," Superintendent of Police S Chinnappa said.
Four policemen were suspended with immediate effect for laxity, Chinnappa had said.

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First Published: Jun 26 2019 | 7:55 PM IST

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