14 injured in dalit-Akali clash
Batala (Punjab), Jul 13 (PTI) At least 14 persons were injured today
after dalits and Akalis clashed for more than two hours at a village
here, police said.
BSP leader Mohan Singh, who was today nominated as district president
of Bhagwan Valmiki Kranti Sena, reached his village Sandalpura, where
some of his supporters started raising slogans against Akali sarpanch
Harpal Singh, they said.
Singh''s supporters rushed to the spot and started raising
counter-slogans against the BSP leader which was followed by stone
pelting between the two parties, they said.
Being lesser in strength, Harpal Singh''s supporters fired at their
rivals that left 14 injured (on both sides), they said.
Bhagwan Valmiki Kranti Sena state president Swaran Singh Gill and his
colleagues were among the injured.
When contacted, SSP (Batala) Gurdeep Singh said he had sent a police
team to investigate into the entire matter. He also assured strict
action against those persons who were found guilty PTI Corr VJ
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