Patiala conflict: Hindu bodies protest outside temple, say ‘don’t underestimate us’ | Latest News India

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

A day after clashes broke out between two teams outside the Kali Devi temple in Patiala in Punjab, one other protest was held on the identical place on Saturday. A Hindu physique known as the Shiv Sena Hindustan led the protest. This comes after the Patiala administration briefly snapped cell web companies within the district earlier within the day.

Yograj Sharma, president of the Shiv Sena Hindustan, instructed information company ANI that the Hindus of Punjab “are ready to protest”. “The administration (Patiala authorities) should not underestimate us on the basis of the number of people gathered here,” he was quoted as saying.

As many as three police officers have been transferred on the instructions of chief minister Bhagwant Mann after the clashes. According to an announcement from the chief minister’s office, Inspector General of Police (IG) Patiala vary, Rakesh Aggarwal, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Patiala, Nanak Singh and Superintendent of Police (SP) Harpal Singh have been transferred.

Mobile web companies will stay suspended until 6pm in Patiala, with the assertion from CM’s office explaining that the transfer was made as there’s probability of “tension, annoyance, obstruction or injury to persons…disturbance of public peace and tranquility…due to the recent law and order events”.

Harish Singla, chief of right-wing Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) group – which has no hyperlink with the Shiv Sena get together, is the one particular person to have been arrested within the incident up to now. Members of the group clashed with pro-Khalistani supporters on Friday by which either side pelted stones at one another and even brandished swords. Police needed to hearth a complete of 15 rounds of photographs within the air to carry the scenario below management.

Mann chaired a high-level meeting on Friday, which was attended by Punjab director basic of police (DGP) VK Bhawra, and ordered an enquiry into the clashes. He directed police officers to not spare any perpetrator and promised strict motion towards them.

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