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Two Injured in community clash in Palghar

Two persons were injured in a clash between members of two communities in Palghar taluka of Thane district, police said.

Trouble started after a truck driver and his friends allegedly beat up a car driver in Manor area of Palghar on Wednesday night, they said.

Some locals also pitched in which led to a clash between members of both the communities causing tension in the area, police said.

The supporters of either side gathered at Manor police station at around 10 pm to lodge complaint against each other.

Two senior police officers held meetings with the locals to defuse the tension.

District police control said the situation was still tense but under control and additional police force has been deployed in the area as a precautionary measure.

The clashing parties complained to police against each other following which offences were registered under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 149, 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 323, 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 of the IPC against around 12 persons from both the sides, police added.

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