Clashes break out between two communities in Phagwara

Tension prevailed in Phagwara in Punjab’s Kapurthala district on Friday night following a violent clash between members of two communities, resulting in injuries to three youths, police said.Both sides blamed each other for the clash, police said.Enraged members of one community staged a dharna outside the City police station, indulged in brick-bating and blocked Phagwara–Banga road with panicky shopkeepers in the vicinity downing their shutters.Police who were led by Phagwara SP Mandeep Singh and DSP Manpreet Singh Dhillon were keeping an eye on the situation.Those injured in the clash included two cousins belonging to one community and another youth belonging to other community, they said, adding the injured have been hospitalised.

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