At least 10 policemen were injured in the clashes between police and Kans Mela devotees in Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur district on Monday when the devotees insisted on taking the procession through Muslim-dominated area instead of the designated route.
An FIR has been lodged against 200 unidentified people and 14 arrests have been made so far. The area is under tight security to maintain law and order.
Police vehicles have also been vandalised by the mob. Many policemen have reportedly suffered head injuries including an additional superintendent of police, district magistrate Hamirpur and superintendent of police were also injured.
Extra force was rushed to the spot to keep a check on the situation. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is taking stock of the situation.” said, state police chief, OP Singh.
As per the reports the administration was asked to pass the procession Imambara Road by BJP MP Pushpendra Singh Chandel.