PATIALA: A clash broke out between two groups near Kali Devi Mandir in Punjab’s Patiala on Friday.
Police personnel are deployed at the spot to maintain law and order.
A clash broke out between two groups near Kali Devi Mandir in #Patiala today.Police personnel deployed at the spo… https://t.co/NOwPgiBNyV— TOIChandigarh (@TOIChandigarh) 1651221207000
“Seeing the problem of law and order here, police have been deployed. We are speaking with Shiv Sena’s (one of the two groups) chief Harish Singla as they don’t have any permission for the march,” Patiala DSP told news agency ANI.
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant termed the clashes ‘unfortunate’ and said the situation has been brought under control.
The incident of clashes in Patiala are deeply unfortunate. I spoke with the DGP, peace has been restored in the are… https://t.co/EzlYvq9iuu— Bhagwant Mann (@BhagwantMann) 1651222022000
Opposition parties questioned Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over law and order situation in the state.
Law & Order situation in Patiala, Punjab right now. #BadlavAaGayaHai https://t.co/3PfNuJK2dW— Srinivas BV (@srinivasiyc) 1651221472000
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Shehzad Jai Hind accused AAP govt of using state police to settle personal scores instead of ensuring law and order in the state.
“Will Kejriwal blame Centre for what we see in Patiala too? Complete lawlessness , anarchy in a border state! Appeasement of worst kind is now visible.. free run to anarchy! AAP govt has been using police to settle personal scores instead of ensuring law & order,” tweeted Shehzad.
Congress MLA from Bholath, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, said the present situation in Patiala was a result of intelligence failure on the state government’s part.
Complete collapse of law & order in Pb apart frm gross intelligence failure about broad daylight mayhem in Patiala… https://t.co/rfFTODG38m— Sukhpal Singh Khaira (@SukhpalKhaira) 1651220202000