By the night the streets of the area were deserted and many people had left, locking their homes, as they feared a police crackdown, it is learnt.
“A police team was in the area for patrolling on foot. Routine checking was on when a man objected to his vehicle being checked. He later returned with men and women from his family and started a sit-in protest. When police asked them to stop blockading traffic, many people started throwing stones,” said the police chief, not sharing more details.
He said police used force to disperse the mob and arrested two men. “A case is being filed,” he said.
Six policemen were injured in the incident and some police vehicles were damaged, local news outlets reported.
With inputs from NDTV