Curfew relaxed in Patiala, Bathinda and Ferozepur

By 26th August 2017 0 Comments

Punjab’s Malwa region witnessed violence and chaos as chele of Rapist Ram Rahim went on rampage after he was convicted by the CBI court in a rape case. By evening, curfew was imposed in 10 out of 11 districts of the region, barring Ludhiana. The districts under curfew were — Sangrur, Moga, Bathinda, Muktsar, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Barnala, Patiala, Fazilka, and Mansa. Government-run Sewa Kendras across districts bore the brunt of the attacks.
In Punjab, curfew was relaxed in Patiala, Bathinda and Ferozepur towns for four hours, while in Haryana it was relaxed in Kaithal town.
In Haryana’s Fatehabad town, the Army was deployed to assist the paramilitary and police personnel in maintaining law and order.

In Bathinda, six Sewa Kendras in different villages bore the brunt of the attack. The BSNL building at Maur Mandi was attacked with petrol bombs.
Nine persons were arrested, six FIRs were filed and 42 people detained in Bathinda following the incidents of violence. Naveen Singla, SSP Bathinda told that miscreants were all dera followers and they have been booked under waging the war against state and damage to public property.
Five persons, all linked to the dera, were arrested in Sangrur. Police recovered petrol bombs, chilli powder, stones and iron rods from them. Those arrested were identified as Mithu, Harvinder, Satpal, Harbans Singh, and Paras Ram.

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