Violence in Haryana after beef rumour, probe ordered

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At least 10 people, including policemen, were injured as clashes erupted between people and police in Haryana’s Palwal district on Thursday after villagers has stopped a truck allegedly carrying cow’s meat.

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“It was a clash between pro-cow volunteers and police. It was not any communal clash,” R.S. Sangwan, deputy director of public relations (National Capital Region), Haryana, told IANS.

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However, Palwal’s Superintendent of Police Rajesh Duggal did not responded to calls made by IANS.

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A police officer said six policeman and four villagers were injured in the clash and local people beat up the co-driver even as driver managed to flee.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar told the media in Mewat district, about 90 km from Gurgaon, that a probe had been launched into the incident.

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