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CPI-M, IUML men clash near Kannur

CPI-M and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) workers allegedly pelted stones at each other and ransacked shops.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2006 00:34 IST

CPI-M and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) workers allegedly pelted stones at each other and ransacked shops as police burst grenades to disperse them at Chapparapadavu in this politically sensitive district on Saturday.

Two policemen, including a sub-inspector, were injured in the violence which followed last night's attack by alleged IUML activists on six shops owned by CPI-M sympathisers at Chapparapadavu, about 40 km from Kannur, after the Left party took out a protest march against the attack on CPI-M flags and properties on Friday.

Taliparamba DYSP Abdul Karim said a group of CPI-M men led by local leaders who came this evening to inspect the damaged shops were pelted stones by IUML workers in the relatively Muslim-dominated area.

Later both sides started attacking each other during which a private kerosene godown was set afire and some shops owned by IUML supporters attacked, he said.