HYDERABAD: Police said Monday that 11 people, including three policemen, were injured as a result of a clash between two groups in Bhansa town of Nirmal district.
Police imposed Section 144 Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and brought the situation under control after members of two communities indulged in arguments, followed by assault, stone-pelting and arson over a petty matter of some people riding bikes by removing silencers late on Sunday night, they said.
The clash that broke out over a petty matter as some people were questioned by members of another community while they were making noise by removing silencers from their bikes.
The fight turned violent with members of the two communities setting some vehicles on fire besides indulging in minor incidents of damaging houses also after pelting stones, police said.
A total of 11 people were injured, including three policemen, and 10 of them were treated as patients and were discharged. The situation is under control … police Patrols and surveillance have been monitored over the situation. A senior police official told PTI.
Additional police personnel were mobilised from adjoining districts and deployed, the official said adding those involved in the clashes were being identified and legal action will be initiated against those responsible for the violence.
The three police officials including District Superintendent of Police C Shashidhar Raju (who suffered bleeding injuries on his fingers) sustained injuries during the stone-pelting while dispersing the clashing groups, the official added.