Six shops and one car were torched as two groups clashed over a land dispute near Old Sabzi Mandi on Wednesday morning.

Reports said that following the clash the angry demonstrators torched six shops and one car, while the firing, arson and stoning continued for sometime.

Police said that the two land mafia groups over a dispute on a piece of land came clashing violently and later it turned into a free for all, as the baton wielding demonstrators opened fire, broke shutters of scores of shops, looted and torched them.

Following the incident, police have taken several miscreants into custody and strong contingents of police and Rangers started patrolling the area.