Patiala Violence: Top Officials Shifted, Mobile Services Stopped


After a massive clash between the Shiv Sena groups and Pro Khalistani group in Patila top police, services have been deployed in the region for further avoidance of the clash. Moreover, internet services have been stopped in Patiala as well.

On the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the government transferred the Inspector General of Police (Patiala range), Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and the Superintendent of Police (SP), an official statement said. A spokesperson for the Chief Minister’s Office said Mukhwinder Singh Chinna has been appointed as the new Inspector General, while Deepak Parik and Wazir Singh have been appointed as new the SSP and the SP, respectively.

Witnesses told the police that Nihangs, who gathered in front of the Dukh Niwaran Sahib gurdwara on Friday to oppose the Khalistan ‘Murdabad March’ of the Shiv Sena, marched towards the shrine, raising pro-Khalistan slogans.

“The Shiv Sena will never allow Khalistan to be formed in Punjab or anywhere in India,” said Singla. He also said that the chief of the banned Sikhs For Justice (SJF), Gurpatwant Singh Pannu had given the call to mark the Khalistan foundation day on April 29. Meanwhile, to mark protest over the incident Hindu outfits observed a shutdown in Patiala on Saturday.

Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

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