Police stepped up patrolling and rushed additional contingents to Anagol, a suburb area of Belgaum, after two groups belonging to different communities clashed leading to communal tension on Sunday morning, police said.

At least six persons were injured in the clashes and stone pelting. Situation has now been described as ‘under control’.

Trouble broke out after an argument between different groups over putting up a banner near Rajahans Galli. The heated arguments between groups soon led to clashes and people supporting the different groups gathered and clashed.

Senior police officers including Northern Range IG KSR Charan Reddy and district SP Dr. Chandragupta rushed to the troubled areas, which fall in Tilakwad police station limits.

Of the injured persons, four were shifted to district government hospital, while two others were taken to KLE Prabhakar Kore hospital, police said.

Police took into custody some persons in connection with the clashes.