Punjab

Communal tension grips Phagwara, three injured in clash

Sameer Kaura | February 09, 2019 10:41 AM

PHAGWARA: Communal  Tension gripped Phagwara town after clash between the members of two communities ie Balmikis and Shiv Sena in Baba Gadhia locality of the town on late Friday evening.  

Three youths including Rahul Karwal(nephew of Shiv Sena leader Inderjit Karwal), two dalit youths Nitin kumar and Punit Kumar sustained injuries in the clash. All three were admitted in local civil hospital. ASP Phagwara Sandeep Malik along with SHO City Jatinderjit Singh rushed to the spot. Dalit activists were alleging that Shiv Sena activists attacked upon two balmiki youths while Sena activists alleged that dalit activists attacked upon the mobile shop of Rahul Karwal nephew of Shiv Sena Leader Inderjit Karwal in connection with April 13 Goal Chowk episode.

Activists of Dalits pelted stones on Balero car of DSP Phagwara Gurbhagh Singh  no PB-09X-7807near city police station while few more dalits pelted stones upon a Delhi bound Haryana  Roadways near Goal Chowk tonight. Even sign board of the City Police Station was also damaged with stones.

Meanwhile dalit activists staged dharna before City Police and demanded immediate arrests of the sena activists responsible for attacking dalits. Dharna which continued for two hours was lifted after the assurance of SP Mandeep Singh and DSP( Investigation) Manpreet Singh Dhillon who pacified the mob. Tension was continued till filing of the report. Heavy Police Force has been deputed at all sensitive places of the town.

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