Phagwara : Tension gripped Phagwara on Thursday after Shiv Sena workers came face to face with Sikh protesters on the national highway. However, police intervened and managed to avert a clash between the two groups.
Hundreds of Shiv Sena workers armed with swords gathered outside the Phagwara bus stand and headed towards Sikh protesters, raising slogans.
A heated argument took place between the two sides as Sikh protesters refused to lift their blockade.
To prevent the situation from getting out of control, heavy police force was rushed to the spot.
A team led by deputy inspector general (DIG) Jalandhar range-2 Arunpal Singh, Kapurthala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rajinder Singh and Jalandhar SSP Harmohan Singh, too, rushed to the spot. Anti-riot police (ARP) personnel were deployed at various parts of the city to avoid any untoward incident.
Kapurthala deputy commissioner (DC) Daljit Singh Mangat, Phagwara ADC Iqbal Singh Sandhu and sub-divisional magistrate Balvir Raj Singh also reached the spot.
The officials intervened and managed to calm down the two sides.
Sena workers demanded immediate arrest of Sikh protesters.The traffic on Delhi-Jalandhar road was disrupted for over three hours due to the ruckus created by Sena workers and Sikh protesters. via punjabspectrum.news