Patiala Violence: 6 more accused including mastermind Barjinder Parwana arrested, accused of inciting the mob.
Police have arrested six other people including Barjinder Singh Parwana, a resident of Rajpura, the main accused Damdami Taksal Jatha, in connection with the violence in the royal city.
Harish Singla’s companion Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray’s district head Shankar Bhardwaj, apart from Hindu leader Ashwani Kumar alias Gaggi Pandit resident of Bahadurgarh Patiala.
Besides Shiv Dev residents of Bal Sikandar district Fatehgarh Sahib, Davinder Singh residents of Jind Haryana Rajinder Singh resident of Samana Patiala were arrested.
IG Mukhwinder Singh Chhina said during the press conference on Sunday that Barjinder Singh Parwana has been arrested from Mohali.
Police remand will be taken by presenting all the accused before the duty magistrate today.
Harish Singla took out the march without approval.
DC Sakshi Sahni said that both the rallies to be taken out on Friday were not approved by the district administration, their applications were rejected by the administration.
Harish Singla had sought approval from the district administration to take out the Khalistan Murdabad March, while the other group had also sought permission to take out the Khalistan’s Haq March.
Punjab Police and Para Military Force personnel deployed outside Kali Mata Temple in Patiala.
The main conspirator Barjinder Singh Parwana is wanted in many cases.
Four cases are registered against him. Parwana, a resident of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar of Rajpura, is the mastermind of instigating and gathering the crowd outside the Shri Kali Mata temple.
Patiala Violence: The conflict.
Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, the head of the terrorist organization Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), had appealed for a march in support of Khalistan on 29 April (Friday) through a video message.
In protest, Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray’s state vice-president Harish Singla announced the ‘Khalistan Murdabad March’. There was also a program to burn the effigy of Khalistan after the march.
When this march was being taken out, pro-Khalistan organizations also started the march. A clash broke out between the two organizations outside Shri Kali Mata Mandir.