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Group clash over social media post, police fire in air

Press Trust of India  |  Tinsukia (Assam) 

Two groups clashed in district Friday over a controversial post made in a social networking site, and the police had to fire in the air to control the situation, police sources said.

The clash occurred in two adjacent localities Longsowal and Burra Hapjan under station area where the policemen fired five rounds in the air to disperse the protesters.

A police complaint has been made against one person over a three days ago and a group of people Friday blocked NH 37 demanding arrest of the man who posted the matter and also gheraoed his house at Burra Hapjan, the sources said.

Following this, a clash erupted between two groups in Burra Hapjan and adjacent Longsowal localities in which the group members pelted stones.

Police went to the spot and brought the situation under control after firing in the air, the sources said adding that two companies of policemen were deployed in the area.

The accused is absconding.

The sources said there was no report of any casualty in the clash.

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 18:20 IST