Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

A Punjab Police constable was killed and no less than 5 policemen had been injured on Thursday in a conflict with Nihang Sikhs in Kapurthala’s Sultanpur Lodhi.

It is reported that Nihangs fired at policemen who reached Gurdwara Akal Bunga to stop a conflict between two teams of Nihangs over taking the possession of the disputed shrine that’s positioned near the historic Gurdwara Ber Sahib.

Two rival Nihang teams have staked claims over the possession of the gurdwara. Heavy police power has been deployed to ease out rigidity and forestall additional clashes.

The scenario escalated after the police tried to vacate the gurdwara from one group manned by Mann Singh. His members allegedly began firing indiscriminately on the police group, killing a police constable and injuring 5 policemen, who’re presently admitted to the native hospital.

Tension prevailed within the space simply days forward of the start anniversary of the primary Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev on November 27.

The Nihangs, who’re closely armed, have locked the gurdwara from inside. The police have barricaded the entire space and initiated talks with one group to vacate the possession.


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