Pilibhit (UP), Apr 2: BJP and AAP workers clashed with each other during a debate organised here after the latter accused the former of carrying illegal arms, a charge found to be baseless by police. Following the scuffle between the workers of the two parties, some of them were taken into custody and later released, police said today.

The debate among leaders of all political parties had been organised by a private news channel at a college ground here last evening during which AAP workers alleged that the BJP workers were carrying illegal arms which led to a clash between them, police said.

Police said AAP workers also clashed with them when they arrived on the spot and found their charges to be untrue after checking. The AAP workers alleged that police gave BJP party men time to hide their weapons.

Police later brought both the warring groups to Kotwali police station where they continued leveling charges against each other, following which some of them were taken into custody and later released in the night. Complaints of both the factions have been taken and the city Circle Officer has been asked to conduct an inquiry.