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Land dispute leads to clash near gurdwara

Clashes broke out between the residents of Sarai Kale Khan and members of the Gurudwara Management Committee on Friday.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 3, 2012 7:05:32 am

Clashes broke out between the residents of Sarai Kale Khan and members of the Gurudwara Management Committee on Friday.

On Friday afternoon,residents protested outside the gurdwara near Sarai Kale Khan in Southeast Delhi. The residents said they were protesting against the handover of land meant for a hospital to a private party. The clashes broke out when the man,to whom the land had been sold,held a ceremony. Both sides began pelting stones,leading to injuries.

Surjit Singh,a resident,said a hospital was to be built on the land to provide free service for the poor,but with the land being handed over to a private party,the services would no longer be free. “We are protesting against the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee’s president,Paramjeet Singh Sarna.”

Another resident,Ravinder Singh,alleged that a Committee member opened fire,but the police denied this.

The police said they were going to register a case of rioting. “Prima facie,it does not look like anyone fired during the clash. We had to use tear gas shells to control the situation. We will identify which group turned violent and will register a case,” a police official said.

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