Four police personnel were injured when a sword-wielding mob consisting of Sikh youths broke the gates of a gurudwara in Nanded and allegedly attacked them after permission for the ‘Hola Mohalla’ tradition was denied due to COVID-19.
SP Vinod Shivade said, “Permission for Hola Mohalla (Halla Bol) wasn’t granted due to COVID-19. Gurudwara committee was informed and they’d said that they would do it inside Gurudwara.”
- At least 4 cops have been injured in a mob attack in Maharashtra’s Nanded
- One of them is said to be in critical condition
- At least six police van have been damaged in the attack
“The committee had said they’ll do it inside Gurudwara premises itself. But around 4 pm when Nishan Sahib was brought to the gate, they started arguing and 300-400 youth broke the gate and marched outside,” SP Shivade was quoted as saying by local media.
Four police personnel were injured and vehicles were damaged. An FIR has been registered and a probe is on,” SP added.
A viral video of the incident showed the mob storming the gurudwara, break barricades and attack the policemen.
Religious gatherings were barred in the area in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases. But the crowd of about 300 to 400 people tried to enter the gurudwara, breaking the police barricades.