Day after Phagwara clash, four arrested, weapons seized

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Phagwara | Published: April 16, 2018 6:15:28 am

The industrial town of Phagwara remained tense for the second day in a row. (Representational Image)  

FOUR LEADERS affiliated to Hindu outfits were arrested by the Kapurthala police Sunday. The names of the four were in the FIR registered on Saturday. Weapons were also recovered from them. The industrial town of Phagwara remained tense for the second day in a row. The suspension of mobile Internet services, SMS and dongle services to curtail the spread of rumours through social media and messaging services, was extended in the four Doaba districts for another 24 hours.

The clash between two groups had occurred over renaming of a roundabout on the Jalandhar-Ludhiana National Highway and at least a dozen rounds were fired and stones were pelted, which left six youths injured. One, who suffered a bullet injury in the head, is critical. Heavy police force, apart from RAF and BSF companies, was deployed along with around two dozen Duty Magistrates, across the town in a bid to maintain peace. Several rounds of talks were going on among the leaders of Hindu as well as Dalit organistions and civil-police administration.

The four arrested were identified as Shivi Batta (Hindu Shiv Sena), Inderjit Karwal (Shiv Sena), Deepak…

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