Priests clash over demolition of temple structure

Tension gripped Amritsar after a clash broke out between two groups of priests at the Ram Tirath temple over demolition of a structure.

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2011, 00:11 AM IST

Amritsar: Tension gripped the city today
after a clash broke out between two groups of priests at the
Ram Tirath temple here over demolition of a structure at the
historic shrine.

The clash broke out after a concrete structure was being
demolished by one of the groups for the erection of a new
structure in the temple`s water pool.

A court had given permission to raise a new structure at
the temple, following which an old structure was being
demolished, but one of the priest groups objected it, police
said.

Heavy police deployment has been made at the temple and
both the groups have been asked to stay away from the disputed
area to avoid further dispute, police said.

PTI