One in four constables were in critical condition. Six police vehicles were also damaged by the Sikh mob armed with swords.
In a horrifying incident, policemen were attacked brutally by a Sikh mob in Maharashtra’s Nanded for not allowing to carry out a procession in the wake of curbs out in place due to Coronavirus pandemic. A mob of Sikhs armed with swords attacked police personnel on Monday, injuring at least four policemen, officials said. A video related to the incident has gone viral in which it is seen that a mob armed with swords came out of the gurdwara and broke the police barricades and then attacked the policemen.
Many vehicles were also damaged in this violence. Nanded Range Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Nisar Tamboli said, “The procession of Hola Mohalla was not allowed to take place due to the epidemic. The Gurdwara Committee was informed and they assured us that they would follow our instructions and conduct the program inside the Gurdwara campus.”
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“However, when Nishan Sahib was brought to the gate at 4 pm, many people started arguing and more than 300 youth came out of the door, broke the barricades and started attacking the policemen,” he said.
Tamboli said that one in four constables were in critical condition. He said that six police vehicles were also damaged by the mob. The DIG said that a case would be registered against at least 200 persons under sections 307, 324, 188, 269 of the Indian Penal Code. He said that those involved in the violence would be arrested.