Patiala: Two people were injured as two groups clashed in Patiala on Friday afternoon during a protest against the Khalistan movement on Friday, 29 April.
During the incident, police fired shots into the air to disperse the crowd. The incident resulted in injuries to two including a station house officer.
Shiv Sena (Hindustan) cadre and Sikh activists clashed near the Kali Mata temple in the city, after the Senna’s anti-Khalistan rally was allegedly countered by a march by the Sikh activists. The march had been taken out from the Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib.
As per reports, stone-pelting had also ensued during the confrontation between the two groups, and a few people were injured.
“Seeing the problem of law and order here, police have been deployed. We are speaking with Shiv Sena’s chief Harish Singla as they don’t have any permission for the march,” a senior police officer was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Patiala Inspector General of Police Rakesh Agarwal said that the situation was now under control, and that additional forces have been called to maintain law and order.
“We have called force from outside. A Peace committee meeting has been called by the Deputy Commissioner,” he said, news agency PTI reported.