Phag­wara clash: 10 right-wing mem­bers booked

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PHAG­WARA: A day after a clash be­tween mem­bers of two com­mu­ni­ties on Fri­day evening, po­lice have booked 10 mem­bers of a Hindu out­fit, in­clud­ing nephew of se­nior state vice-pres­i­dent of Shiv Sena (Bal Thack­eray) Rahul Kar­wal for at­tempt to mur­der and other sec­tions. They are ac­cused of at­tack­ing two peo­ple from the Valmiki com­mu­nity. The oth­ers booked by name are In­der­jit Kar­wal, Ak­shay Kar­wal, Sau­rav, Neeraj and Vi­nay Kausal.

They have been booked un­der sec­tions 307 (at­tempt to mur­der), 323 (vol­un­tar­ily caus­ing hurt), 341 (wrong­ful re­straint) 148 (ri­ot­ing, armed with deadly weapon) and un­der sec­tions of the SC/ST Pre­ven­tion of Atroc­i­ties Act.

The FIR states that Valmiki lo­cal­ity res­i­dents, Nitin and Pu­nit, were way­laid when they were on their way to the mar­ket. Rahul and his ac­com­plices as­saulted them.

How­ever, Ka­purthala DSP (in­ves­ti­ga­tion) Man­preet Singh said Rahul or sup­port­ers of the

› Both par­ties have de­cided to en­ter into a set­tle­ment. We have formed a joint com­mit­tee com­pris­ing seven mem­bers each from the two groups to en­sure peace is main­tained. SATIN­DER SINGH, Ka­purthala SSP

Hindu right wing group have lodged any com­plaint, so no cross-case was lodged.

“No one has been ar­rested,” the DSP added.

Ear­lier, SSP Satin­der Singh held sep­a­rate meet­ings with sup­port­ers of the Gen­eral Sa­maj manch and Valmiki com­mu­nity mem­bers.“Both par­ties have de­cided to en­ter into a set­tle­ment. We have formed a com­mit­tee com­pris­ing seven mem­bers each from the two groups,” the SSP said. He added that 70 uniden­ti­fied peo­ple had been booked for van­dal­is­ing the DSP’s ve­hi­cle and a bus on Fri­day.

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