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21 people arrested in connection with Meerut clash

india Updated: Apr 26, 2011 15:44 IST

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More than 2000 people were booked by the police, out of which 21 have been arrested in connection with the communal clash, that broke out following the attack on a religious leader, leaving dozens of people injured.

"The police have booked more than 2000 people involved in the ruckus, out of which 21 people were arrested," deputy inspector general J N Singh said on Tuesday.

Situation in the city is normal now and all the educational institutions, including schools and colleges were open on Tuesday, he said.

While all the bookings were made by the police, Singh said, adding that no complaint had been lodged by the victims so far.

The local religious leader Ikrar Ahmed was allegedly beaten up by some youths in Kajipur village on Sunday night, after which the agitated mob went on rampage setting commercial establishments and buses on fire.