Clashes broke out between anti-CAA protesters and police in the old city area following incidents of arson and stone pelting on late Sunday afternoon in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh.
Internet services have been suspended in Aligarh till Sunday midnight, said the District Magistrate Chandrabhushan Singh.
The police had fired teargas shells to disperse the mob indulging in vandalisation of property and throwing stones at security personnel in upper court area of the Kotwali police station, said police sources.
There were reports of injuries to some people but the exact number of those injured in clashes is yet to ascertained, they said.
The clashes broke out shortly after a Bhim Army-led march by hundreds of anti-CAA protesters heading to the district collectorate earlier were stopped midway by police and Rapid Action Force jawans.
Aligarh SSP Rajmuni, who took over the charge as the district police only last night, had earlier told mediapersons that following the abortive march, an FIR has been lodged against three persons at the Delhi Gate police station for trying to violate prohibitory orders and breach peace in the city.
The new SSP said he was monitoring the situation arising out of the anti-CAA protests, going on both at the AMU and the old city area.
He had said our “channels of communications with protesters are going to remain open but it does not mean we will allow anybody disturb the city’s law and order”.