Fourteen injured in dalit-Akali clash

At least 14 persons were injured on Thursday after dalits and Akalis clashed for more than two hours at a village here, police said.

Batala: At least 14 persons were
injured on Thursday 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

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