Dozen farmers injured in clash in UP’s Banda, 8 arrestedindia Updated: Dec 30, 2017 15:09 IST
Farmers of Chibauli and Magraul villages clashed over chasing away stray cattle with both sides used sticks and also opening gunfire in the air.
Twelve farmers suffered injuries in a clash between two groups over chasing away stray cattle in neighbouring Hamirpur district and had to be hospitalised, police said Saturday.
Eight farmers have been arrested in connection with the incident that occurred on Friday under Jariya police station area, they said.
Farmers of Chibauli and Magraul villages clashed over chasing away stray cattle with both sides used sticks and also opening gunfire in the air, Circle Officer, Jariya, Rajnish Upadhyaya said.
Twelve farmers from both sides were injured and were hospitalised, he said.
Upadhyaya said FIR has been filed against 14 farmers of Chibauli and 20 of Magraul villages of which eight have been arrested.
Police and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) have been deployed in the villages as a precautionary measure, he added.