A curfew has been imposed in Punjab's Patiala where violent clashes took place between two groups earlier today leaving four persons injured. The curfew will remain in force from 7 pm on Friday till 6 am on Saturday (April 30).
As per Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Patiala Nanak Singh, four people have been injured in the clash.
Stones were hurled and swords were brandished as clashes broke out on Friday afternoon when the Shiv Sena was carrying out a march near Kali Mata temple in the city.
The SSP also apprised that the groups did not have permission for the processions.
"Police took suitable action, both the groups were intimated earlier that they aren't allowed to take out a procession. They sought permission but were refused. Four people were injured and an investigation is underway," Nanak Singh said.
Further, he added that due to some rumours, the atmosphere of the procession became tense.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann urged people to maintain law and order at all costs besides upholding the long traditional love, peace, brotherhood and harmony.
A tense situation prevailed in Punjab's Patiala after stones were hurled and swords were brandished as clashes broke out between two groups near Kali Mata temple in the city on Friday.
The clash broke out when the Shiv Sena was carrying out a march, under the supervision of Punjab Shiv Sena working president Harish Singla without permission. Police personnel were deployed at the spot to bring the situation under control and maintain law and order in the city.
"The incident of clashes in Patiala is deeply unfortunate. I spoke with DGP, peace has been restored in the area. We're closely monitoring the situation and won't let anyone create disturbance in the State. Punjab's peace and harmony are of utmost importance," the chief minister tweeted.