Bareilly (UP), July 24 (PTI) Five persons were injured when two groups of the same community clashed over control of a mosque in the city area here, police said today.
The clash took place last night at Lal Masjid when muslims of Deoband sect were organising a religious meeting which was opposed by those of Barelvi sect, they said.
People of both Deobandi and Barelvi sect claimed that the mosque belonged to them.
Some unidentified people also opened fire during the clash, they said, adding that heavy police force has been deployed in the area to avert any untoward incident.
A meeting has been arranged between leaders of both the sects by the district administration to find an amicable solution.