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Several docs hurt in clash with PAC jawans in UP

The trouble started when a group of doctors asked the PAC jawans to vacate the reserved seats.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2006 12:29 IST

Several doctors were injured in a clash with a group of Provincial Armed Constabulary jawans in Allahabad-bound Meerut Nauchandi Express train near Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, leading to strike by the medics in many medical colleges across the state, police sources said here on Monday.

The trouble started when a group of doctors, returning from Meerut after the PG Medical Entrance Examination, asked the PAC jawans to vacate the reserved seats in the sleeper compartment of the train on Sunday night.

The PAC personnel, however, refused to vacate the S-3 coach and instead allegedly beat the doctors and some passengers, the sources said.

When the train reached Moradabad, more PAC personnel joined their colleagues and both the sides virtually fought a pitched battle in the running train, they added.

Several doctors suffered injuries, the sources said adding the medics have alleged that five of their colleagues were thrown out of the moving train by the PAC men.

First Published: Jan 16, 2006 12:29 IST