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Punjab: Clash between two groups over control of gurdwara

Press Trust of India  |  Tarn Taran (Pb) 

Tension gripped Manochahal village here today following a clash between two groups over the control of a local gurdwara which left about six people injured, police said today.

Four hundred police personnel were deployed to bring the situation under control, they said.

The incident took place when a group led by one came to the gurdwara to take control of its management.

However, a group of villagers, who were managing the gurudwara's affairs for three years, objected to it, leading to the clash, Tarn Taran of Police (DSP) Satpal Singh said.

Angry villagers set Ranjodh Singh's vehicle on fire and held members of his group hostage in the gurdwara, police said.

About six people were injured in the clash. Two of them had sustained gunshot wounds when shots were fired by the two groups, they said.

Police said Ranjodh Singh's father had managed the gurdwara for 25 years, but after his death, the villagers took over. Two years ago, raised the issue of gurdwara's management but he was given a piece of land as a compromise by the villagers.

An investigation was underway in the case, they added.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 16:10 IST