15 injured as Muslims clash with police in Gujarat
AHMEDABAD: Fifteen people, including three policemen, were injured on Wednesday in a clash between police and Muslim protestors in the riot-scarred-west Indian state of Gujarat, police said.
On Wednesday, when police entered the predominantly Muslim area of Shatpool to arrest two people accused over the Godhra train carnage, a mob stood in their way, superintendent of police Piyush Patel said.
“As soon as the police reached Shatpool to arrest Salim Panwala and another Godhra accused, a huge crowd of Muslims collected and began pelting (them with) stones,” he said.
Police fired four warning shots into the air and threw several teargas canisters to control the mob. In the mayhem, 12 people were injured while a police sub-inspector and two head constables were also hurt, Patel added.
The area was still tense late on Wednesday, he added.—AFP