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Cong supporters clash in Muzaffarnagar over biryani served at election meet

Biryani was to be served for lunch after the meeting, but clashes erupted as those present there scrambled for the first serving

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

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Muzaffarnagar will vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 11

Several persons were injured in clashes among supporters of Congress's candidate over biryani, which officials said was being served at an election meeting without permission, prompting authorities to lodge a police case and arrest nine.

The election meeting was organised at the residence of former MLA Maulana Jameel, who recently switched over to the Congress, at Tadheda village under station on Saturday.

was to be served for lunch after the meeting, but clashes erupted as those present there scrambled for the first serving, officials said.

Police rushed to the spot and dispersed the violent mob.

A case has been lodged against 34 persons including Jameel and his son under various sections of the IPC and for violation of the model code of conduct, said, adding that nine persons have been arrested so far in connection with the incident.

He said security has been tightened in the village and additional forces have been deployed to check any further violence.

Jameel switched over to the from BSP last week. He was elected from the Meerapur assembly constituency in 2012.

will vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 11.

First Published: Sun, April 07 2019. 10:10 IST
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