Kathua, Feb 23: A lawyer opened two rounds of firing in the air from his revolver in a clash that erupted over the land dispute at Kali Bari but he was later overpowered by the rival group who seized his revolver and beat him with lathis, fractured his leg.
The lawyer has been admitted in Government Medical College Hospital Kathua for treatment.
Kathua police has registered a case under relevant sections of the law in this regard and arrested five persons.
As per reports, advocate Diwakar Sharma who owned a piece of land in Kali Bari area had taken a customer for sale of land in the area today.
However, some members of Sikh community residing in the area objected to it saying that he had settled a sale deed with them and they will not allow the sale of the land to anyone as it belongs to them but the lawyer refuted saying that he will not sell the land to them at any cost, which resulted into heated exchanges between Diwakar Sharma and the rival group, followed by a clash.