Four injured in clash at Delhi gurdwara

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 07:40 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A clash between two factions at a Delhi gurdwara Thursday morning left four people injured, including two seriously, police said.

A meeting held at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj in central Delhi to discuss a proposed amendment bill ahead of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee elections turned violent, with rival factions attacking each other with kirpans, leaving four injured.

A heated argument between supporters of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) group and the Sarna group turned violent, with both factions taking out their kirpans.

Police denied reports that guns were used. "The two factions used kirpans and some small rocks to attack each other," a police officer told IANS.

Two people received major injuries, including Manjit Singh G.K., Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi president.

The four injured have been admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

"Reinforcements of police personnel have been deputed at the spot to control the situation," a senior police official told IANS, adding that "the situation is under control".

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