Punjab: Shiv Sena leader Harish Singla arrested in connection with clashes during anti-Khalistan rally in Patiala
The arrest was made following a high-level meeting chaired by Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann
Punjab Police on Friday arrested Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) leader Harish Singla in connection with the clashes that broke out during an anti-Khalistan rally in Patiala earlier in the day.
The arrest was made following a high-level meeting chaired by Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann.
In the meeting, Mann asked the police to take strict action against the culprits.
According to several media reports, clashes broke out during a protest march held against a banned Khalistani outfit.
Shiv Sena leader Harish Singla was arrested, in connection with the clash that broke out in Patiala today. pic.twitter.com/6UO9fcPK5D — ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2022
Violence erupted after the rally's organiser that identifies as Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) came face to face with pro-Khalistan elements near the Kali Mata Mandir, the reports added.
Four people including a policeman were injured. Videos from the scene showed people brandishing swords and pelting stones.
The police personnel deployed at the spot fired in the air to disperse the crowd.
#WATCH | Punjab: A clash broke out between two groups near Kali Devi Mandir in Patiala today.
Police personnel deployed at the spot to maintain law and order situation. pic.twitter.com/yZv2vfAiT6
— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2022
Earlier, Mann said that the "situation was under control."
Also read: Patiala clashes: AAP blames Congress, Shiv Sena and Akali Dal for the violence as Oppn slams govt over 'lawlessness'
Curfew in Patiala
Meanwhile, authorities imposed an 11-hour curfew in Patiala from Friday 7 pm to Saturday 6 am.
However, all emergency and essential services were been exempted from the order.
With inputs from agencies
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