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3 injured in clash, Phagwara tense


PHAGWARA: Almost nine months after a caste clash in Phagwara between proper wing Hindu and Dalit teams, hassle erupted within the town as soon as again on Friday night time. Three persons had been injured after contributors of Valmiki community and supporters of a Shiv Sena leader clashed with some other. Later, angry Valmiki community contributors broken a police vehicle outside the police station, and a Punjab Roadways at the nationwide highway as passengers watched in horror.

Trouble has been brewing between the two teams for the previous couple of days and police had registered two cross cases. While one case is referring to an assault at the space of a Shiv Sena supporter, Sherry, near Gaushala Road, the opposite is against him (Sherry) for threatening a Valmiki community member. The simmering rigidity took a worse turn on Friday night time, when the two teams clashed.

Sources mentioned that whilst Shiv Sena contributors injured two Valmiki community contributors within the assault, the latter additionally managed to inflict injuries on Shiv Sena leader Inderjit Karwal’s nephew Rahul Karwal and broken his store in Baba Gadhia area. Shiv Sena leader Karwal is already in jail in connection with the Hindu-Dalit teams clash in April 13 closing 12 months. In the 2018 clash, a Valmiki community adolescence, Yashwant Bobby, had died of a bullet damage within the head.

On Friday night time, after two Valmiki youths had been injured, their his supporters gathered outside the city police station to protest and broken the vehicle of the Phagwara ASP. Later, around 9pm, they broken the window panes of a Punjab Roadways bus in Goal Chowk area, when passengers had been still throughout the vehicle. However, the driving force managed to pressure the bus away.


Police had a tough time managing the location and managed to disperse the supporters from each side. However, police have stepped up vigilance within the town.


Kapurthala SSP Satinder Singh mentioned the 3 injured youths have been admitted in Civil Hospital, Phagwara. He mentioned that they had been accumulating information about the incidents and recording statements of both the events, and then a case can be registered. He claimed the location was once beneath keep an eye on.


Last 12 months, at the April 13 evening, a clash had erupted when activists of Ambedkar Sena, led by way of Harbhajan Suman, had been hanging up a hoarding to name the Goal Chowk as Sanvidhaan Chowk but had run into oppostion by way of proper wing leaders and activists.




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