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Police outpost set on fire by angry pilgrims

india Updated: Aug 07, 2010 15:04 IST

Atleast two policemen were injured when an irate mob of pilgrims set a police outpost on fire, after they were barred from taking a particular route at Kairana in the district, officials said on Saturday.

Deputy Superintendent of Police S K Shukla today said that a case has been registered in this connection. The two injured policemen were taken to the hospital and the condition of one of them, Omprakash is said to be serious.

Trouble arose when a group of 'kanwarias', devotees of Lord Shiva were barred by the police from taking a particular road when they were returning from Haridwar. The pilgrims then attacked policemen and set the outpost on fire. They also damaged police property.

However the situation has been brought under control, Shukla said.