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Nine injured in group clash in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

Nine injured in group clash in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

At least nine persons were today injured in a clash that broke out between two groups over the appointment of an Imam at a mosque at Doheli village here, police said.

The incident occurred at the village under Purkazi police station area when the two groups confronted each other over the Imam’s appointment, Superintendent of Police, City, Deepak Gupta said.

The verbal confrontation later turned into a full-fledged clash in which fire arms, sharp weapons and batons were used by both the groups, leaving nine persons injured, The SP said.

The injured have been admitted to the district hospital, Gupta said, adding a case of rioting has been registered and 20 persons, including the Imam of the mosque, have been arrested.

Security has been heightened at the village, the SP said.