Devotees of Muslim saint Baba Khetarpal blocked traffic and protested against the Deputy Commissioner after he refused to allow them to pay obeisance at the mazaar, situated inside the premises of his residence.

The devotees protested outside the residence of DC Harkesh Singh Sidhu and blocked traffic for several hours on Wednesday.

Former Congress MP Rana Gurjit Singh and Akali Dal MLA Sarabjit Singh Makkar requested the DC to allow the devotees to pay obeisance at the tomb of Baba Khetarpal but he refused to do so.

Later Congress MLA Rajbans Kaur Rana and other party workers scaled the main gate of the DC's residence and allowed entry to the agitating devotees. - PTI