Meerut placed under curfew following violent clashes

June 17th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Meerut (UP), June 17 (ANI): Curfew was imposed in some areas of Meerut after clashes Tuesday night’s clashes between two groups over the blocking of traffic at a busy intersection.

At least 24 people and an equal number of policemen were injured in the violence.

Protesters also damaged vehicles.

Incidents of arson were also reported late Tuesday night. Three companies of Rapid Action Force have been deployed in the city.

The police had to lob tear gas shells to bring the situation under control. (ANI)

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