Surat: At least four policemen were injured after a clash broke out when police tried to stop people from taking out a rally against incidents of lynching in the country in Nanpura area, DCP Vidhi Chaudhary said on Friday.
During the rally in Makkaipul area of the city late afternoon, participants started pelting stones at public transport buses as well as police vehicles, leaving four police personnel injured.
"Two police jeeps were damaged. Four policemen were injured. Police had to fire two rounds in the air and lob teargas shells to bring the situation under control," Surat police commissioner Satish Sharma said.
Section 144 which prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area has been imposed in the area. The rally being organised by the Muslim community against mob-lynching didn't have permission, police said.
The situation is said to be under control and police teams are on vigil there.