Mobs clash in Taj city

Mobs clash in Taj city

Kids' fight turns communal

A clash between two teams during the gentleman’s game – cricket in  Agra on Monday turned communal and left over a dozen people, including the policemen, injured.

The two sides fought a pitched battle triggering tension in the city prompting the police to make lathi charge and fire tear gas shells to disperse the warring mobs, police sources here said.

The situation was brought under control on Tuesday only after heavy deployment of security personnel and arrests of some of the trouble mongers, sources said.

The trouble sparked off during a cricket match between the children of Kazipada and Dholikhar localities at the Ramlila grounds in the town. There was some dispute over a few of the decisions that the other side claimed led to their defeat in the match.
What began as a minor altercation soon turned into a major brawl with the members of the two teams exchanging blows and indulging in heavy stone pelting. Some of the children suffered injuries on their heads.

The torn and blood stained clothes reportedly angered the family members also and in no time a large number of people from the two communities came face to face. Sources said shots were also fired by the warring groups though the police did not confirm it.

A few trains also got stranded for a few hours after the railway authorities decided to suspend movement of trains passing through the affected areas, sources said.
Over a dozen people, including the cops, were injured. Police and PAC were rushed to the spot to control the situation.

“Security personnel are patrolling the affected areas and the situation is under control,” the officers said.

A case has been registered against several people suspected to be involved in
rioting and a few arrests have  been made, police officers said.