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One critically injured in roof-top firing in Aligarh

The violence broke out around 1 pm when members of the two communities started pelting each other with stones.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 18:11 IST

One person was critically injured in a fresh incident of roof-top firing in Baniyapura area on Saturday even as a peace committee meeting was being held in curfew-bound Aligarh.

The 30-year-old man, was shot at from close range in Usmanpara in Baniyapura and was admitted to AMU Medical College in a critical condition, City Superintendent of Police DP Singh who took charge on Friday said.

The violence broke out around 1 pm when members of the two communities started pelting each other with stones and firing from roof-tops.

It took place even as senior officials were busy in a "peace committee meeting" at Banna Devi police station to bring normalcy to the town.

The SP said there was no other "untoward incident" barring a minor case of stabbing in a curfew-bound locality.

A man who was shot at on Agra Road on Friday afternoon was admitted to AMU Medical College where he underwent an emergency surgery and was stated to be "stable", officials added.

Police and paramilitary personnel were patrolling three police station areas in which curfew had been clamped though a curfew-like situation prevailed in the entire town.

The Congress has meanwhile blamed the police for Thursday's violence in which at five persons were killed and over 15 injured.

A three-member UPCC fact-finding team consisting of Rajya Sabha MP Wasim Ahmad, MLA Pradeep Mathur and Harpal Pawar who visited the town on Saturday said "it would be a misnomer to decribe Thursday's incident as a communal riot".

First Published: Apr 08, 2006 18:11 IST