Vidmax.com ——————–By Moku —————-Thurs., April 01, 2021
Police have arrested 22 people on the charge of attempt to murder in connection with an attack on policemen by a mob of sword-wielding Sikhs in Nanded after they were denied permission to hold a public procession due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said on Tuesday.
The Wazirabad police in Maharashtra’s Nanded district have identified and named 74 people in three FIRs registered in connection with Monday’s incident at the Sri Hazur Sahib gurdwara, and filed cases against over 500 unidentified people.
The official said all the arrested accused and wanted persons have been booked on the charges of attempt to murder, rioting and under provisions of Arms Act.
A viral video showed the sword-wielding mob barging out of the gurdwara, breaking the barricades put up by police and attacking the policemen.
Seven policemen were injured and eight vehicles were damaged in the violence. The condition of one of the injured policemen was serious, the official said.