Chandigarh, Punjab: Paramilitary forces were deployed in Sirsa Sunday to help Haryana Police maintain law and order in Sirsa, Haryana. Nearly 2,000 Dera Sacha Sauda followers have been booked for Saturday’s violence, which left at least 12 people injured and one in critical condition. Six vehicles were also set on fire. The clash took place at Valmiki Chowk in Sirsa town.
- SGPC member, Gurmeet Singh Trilokiwala, who is in critical condition now referred to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh for treatment. The injured were admitted to various hospitals.
- The entire Sirsa town, around 300 km from state capital Chandigarh, has been sealed and no outside vehicles were being allowed in.
- Services of state road transport buses to and from Sirsa have also been suspended.
- Curfew in the entire town continued for the second day Sunday.
- Seven companies of paramilitary, including the Central Reserve Police Force and the Rapid Action Force, were deployed in the town. They also took out a flag march with police and district officials.
- Deputy Commissioner J. Ganesan Sunday said all educational institutes, including schools and colleges, would remain closed till Nov 28.
- The deputy commissioner said Inspector General (Law and Order) Mohammad Akil, Inspector General (Hisar) Arshinder Chawla, other police officials and officers of district administration were patrolling the town.
In Chandigarh, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda appealed to people to maintain peace. DC too appealed to people not to step out of their homes during the curfew. He said police officials have been directed to remain in touch with police stations to keep an eye on the situation and “take quick action against anti-social elements” if they try to vandalise public property.
Source: New Indian Express
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