5 injured in clash between two communities in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: At least five persons including a policeman were injured in a clash between members of two communities over the use of loudspeakers during a religious function in Farid Nagar area here, police said today.

After the clash yesterday evening, a jewellery shop was also looted by unidentified persons, further fueling tension in Farid Nagar area, about 8 km from Modi Nagar.

An argument started when members of a community objected to use of loudspeakers during the proceedings at a religious site of another community, which is situated in front of their place of worship, police said.

The argument led to clash between members of the two communities. Many vehicles were set afire, they said.

"Around 4-5 persons were injured in the incident. One policeman also sustained injury. They suffered minor injuries. No one had to be hospitalised. An FIR has been registered against 24 named and 200 unnamed persons," said Brijesh Sharma, SHO of Bhojpur police station.

A heavy force from different police stations has been deployed in the area to avoid any further untoward incident.

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