The tussle between two groups at Sadda Singh Wala village, 15 km from here, over the issue of drainage of rain water, turned violent and led to pelting of stones on the policemen on Tuesday night. Three policemen were reported to have been injured in the incident, despite the deployment of a heavy police force in the village.
As per the civil hospital record, the injured have been identified as assistant sub inspector (ASI) Nachhatar Singh, head constable Narinderjit Singh and constable Rajinder Singh.
The village has been facing a flood-like situation and many areas are under water. The school in the village, streets, fields as well as the crimination ground of the village are waterlogged and residents are fearing the outbreak of some epidemic in the area.
According to sources, water has already destroyed maize, menthe, fodder and feed stores of farmers and damaged walls of more than two dozen houses.
When a team of senior officers, including additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Ajmer Singh, district development and panchayat officer Ravinderpal Singh, sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Surinder Kaur, superintendent of police (SP) Harjit Singh Pannu and deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Harpal Singh Randhawa reached the village for finding a solution of the problem of waterlogging, they were attacked with stones.
Some hooligans also threw a burning substance on the officials who were busy in supervising the digging of a street for laying a pipeline in the village.
Actually, the dispute between two groups of residents of Gill patti and Sandhu patti, over the drainage of the standing water, led to the aggravation of the situation.
The situation in the village is grim as the cremation ground is also waterlogged and people faced a lot of difficulty when they reached there to cremate a body. They had to put up the pyre amid dirty rain and sewerage water.