At least 10 persons, including a Samajwadi Party MLA, were today injured in a clash that broke out between two communities over the route of Muharram procession in Daropur area here.
According to Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Shukla,"10 persons including SP MLA Jahid Jamal Beg were injured in the clash that erupted due to a dispute over route for Tazia procession."
Supporters of local SP leader, Pannalal Yadav, objected to the route taken by the procession, which was earlier fixed by the district administration, due to which the two communities clashed, the officer said.
Yadav has been arrested and an FIR was lodged in the matter, Shukla said, adding, attempts were on to identify those involved in the act through CCTV footages.
Beg, an MLA from Bhadohi seat of Sant Ravidas Nagar district, along with other injured were admitted to a hospital.
The SP said that the situation was under control in the area.