Sources said a religious gathering was organised here every Sunday attended by the supporters of both the groups. This time, one of the groups headed by Thakur Uday Singh prevented the members of the rival group from entering the venue. The row is the fallout of the controversy that erupted after the appointment of Thakur Uday Singh as head of the sect, which has its headquarters in Bhaini Sahib.
A heavy deployment of police was witnessed in the area. Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Bikram Pal Singh Bhatti, "There was an argument between the two groups of Namdharis and nothing more," he said. Previously too, tension had prevailed at the Shaheedi Bohr when a clash took place between the two sects during a function organised in the memory of late Satguru Jagjit Singh, the former head of the sect.