Two Sikh groups attack each other with swords at Patna Sahib Gurdwara
Patna: At least three people were seriously injured when two groups clashed at the Patna Sahib Gurdwara here on Tuesday. According to initial reports, the clashes were reported between two groups – one representing the Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and the other Bal Leela Committee.
Violent clashes have taken place during the Guru Govind Singh birth anniversary celebrations in Patna. Members of two factions of the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee attacked each other with swords and sticks.
Two people have sustained minor injuries in the incident. Though the situation is now under control, tensions still prevail.
It is being said that despite a huge celebration planned at the gurudwara, there was inadequate security at there. Soon after the incident, senior administrative officers reached the force. Additional force was also called in to bring the situation under control.
Senior officers are trying to speak to leaders of the two factions to come to an amicable solution.
This is not the first time that such clashes have took place in Patna. It is said that there is huge money involved in the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee which both the factions want to get hold of. The two groups clashed over the election of a new Granthi.
The situation soon turned worse when the supporters of the two groups took out their swords and attacked each other. Patna Sahib Gurdwara Committee immediately informed the local administration and a police team was rushed to control the situation.
Some other reports claim that more people have sustained injuries in the unfortunate incident that comes on a day when Sikhs around the world are celebrating the ‘Prakash Parv’