A communal clash erupted in Kanpur’s rural town of Akbarpur today after members of two communities had an argument over the Navratra procession changing its traditional route to pass through a minority-dominated area.
Both the parties pelted stones on each other, which injured many including five cops.
Superintendent of Police Prabhakar Chowdhary was also hurt in the incident after his hand was hit by a stone.
Both the sides have lodged complaints against each other, following which cops booked 65 people.
“Police managed to bring the situation under control using mild force” Chowdhary told news agency PTI.
( with PTI inputs)