Phagwara clash: 10 right-wing members booked
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.