Sikh protestors clash with police in Faridkot

Updated - October 14, 2015 12:19 pm IST

Published - October 14, 2015 10:17 am IST - Faridkot

At least 15 people were on Wednesday injured, including cops, when Sikhs from various organisations clashed with police over an alleged incident of sacrilege in this district.

Police used batons and fired in the air to quell the protests in which activists of various Sikh organisations were injured besides policemen.

The situation is tense but under control in the district and a heavy police force has been deployed to maintain law and order.

Some places in Faridkot and its adjacent Moga have been tense for some days after the alleged sacrilege took place.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal have appealed to the people to maintain peace.

Mr. Badal said the guilty would not be spared.

Tension mounted in Kotkapura area on Monday after over 100 pages of the Sikh holy book were found scattered in a street near the gurdwara.

The holy book was stolen from a Gurdwara in June.

Police rounded up nearly 200 protestors in Kotkapura on Tuesday but released them later.

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