MUZAFFARNAGAR: Three persons were shot dead and as many injured over a monetary dispute in Daroga Kothi area here following which a case was registered against seven persons, police said today.
Nine others have also been taken into custody for interrogation in connection with the incident.
The deceased have been identified as Gulsher, Haji Islam and Akhter.
The trouble started when an unidentified youth opened fire during a confrontation over money between two groups of the same community last night, SSP Deepak Kumar said.
Three persons were injured in the firing and rushed to hospital where their condition is said to be serious.
Meanwhile, security was tightened after tension prevailed in the area following the incident.
Senior police officers were rushed to the spot and police
personnel were conducting door-to-door checks in the area to trace the accused.