Ghaziabad, Jun 19: A group of locals yesterday damaged vehicles on noticing a truck carrying bovines parked in the Indirapuram area here and pelted stones at police personnel who reached the spot to seize it, police said yesterday. The locals on noticing the truck near a school informed police who in turn reached the spot and seized the vehicle, SHO Gorakh Nath Yadav said.

But some of them started pelting stones on the police party after which the policemen lathi charged the locals to disperse them, he said. Some locals also damaged the vehicles on the roads, Yadav said, adding the situation was later brought under control. (ALSO READ: JNU row: Journalist Tarique Anwar attacked by lawyers outside Patiala House Court, stone pelted at media vehicles)

A case has been registered against 300 people under relevant sections of IPC for rioting, the officer said. Efforts are on to identify the accused, he said, adding an investigation is underway.