Patiala clash: Shiv Sena's Harish Singla sent to two-day judicial custody
New Delhi, Apr 30: Patiala Court on Saturday sent Shiv Sena's Harish Singla to two-day Police custody, in connection with the clash that broke out on Friday in Patiala.
They have arrested three people in the case."A law and order issue was created in Patiala yesterday, in connection with which the Patiala Police registered 6 FIRs and 3 accused have been arrested, including Harish Singla. The main accused and the mastermind Barjinder Singh Parwana will be arrested shortly," news agency quotes MS Chhina, IG-Patiala, as saying.
He added, "Harish Singla sent to 2-day police remand... All the accused in the matter, whatever may be their connections, will be arrested, and interrogated & their charge sheets will be filed post which they'll be presented in the court. No relaxation, law will take its own course."
The groups had clashed over the anti-Khalistan march, hurling stones at each other and brandishing swords. Police had to fire in the air to bring the situation under control. This is the first major law and order incident in the state under the Bhagwant Mann-led state government. Opposition parties had attacked the AAP-led regime, alleging that the law and order in the state had collapsed.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had ordered a probe into the clashes and had said that not a single culprit will be spared. The order to suspend mobile internet and SMS services, except voice calls, was issued by the state's home affairs and justice department.
However, it has now been restored.
The Punjab government on Saturday shunted out three senior police officers including an inspector general even as Patiala was limping back to normalcy with security personnel keeping a tight vigil a day after clashes between two groups over an anti-Khalistan march. The police booked 25 accused by name so far in six FIRs registered in connection with Friday's incident which left four persons injured.