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Sikh protestors clash with police; 15 injured

PTI 14 Oct 2015, 11:41:58 IST

Faridkot : At least 15 people were today 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 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.

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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.

Badal said the guilty would not be spared.