Mirzapur-like gang war breaks out in Bareilly, shots fired over land dispute

The Samajwadi Party attacked the Yogi Adityanath-led government over the incident, saying 'goondaism' was at its peak in Uttar Pradesh.
Mirzapur-like gang war breaks out in Bareilly, shots fired over land dispute
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A video of a gunfight between two groups in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly over a dispute regarding land has gone viral on social media. The 1.22 minute clip shows people of two rival groups opening fire at each other on a road as passersby run helter-skelter to save their lives.

The incident, straight out of scenes seen in movies and web series like 'Mirzapur', took place in Izzatnagar area near Bajrang Dhaba on Pilibhit bypass road on Saturday.

The gunfight broke out after one Rajiv Rana, a builder, and his associates reached Shankara Mahadeva Marbles on Pilibhit bypass road with JCBs and started vandalising the shop.

Soon, the owner of the marble shop, Aditya Upadhyay, reached the spot and a heated argument started between the duo. The situation quickly escalated, and both sides soon opened fire on each other.

Several rounds were fired, and one person was injured in the incident. Two JCB machines were also set on fire as the gang war continued for hours in broad daylight.

Locals said more than 150 people arrived with weapons and started firing at each other.

The situation was brought under control after police arrived at the spot and detained two people. A case has been registered, and a search is on for the miscreants who escaped the spot.

Hitting out at the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government, the Samajwadi Party said "goondaism" was at its peak in Uttar Pradesh.

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Mirzapur-like gang war breaks out in Bareilly, shots fired over land dispute

"The morale of the criminals is high. In Bareilly, goons opened fire in broad daylight over land dispute. When will the Chief Minister rein in the mafias that are thriving with government blessings? The public is troubled by the unsafe environment of the state," the Samajwadi Party tweeted with a clip of the incident.

Source: India Today

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