Rampal's supporters use firearms to keep police at bay

  • ANI, Hisar
  • Updated: Nov 18, 2014 23:17 IST

To defend their fortress-like ashram, the followers of sect leader Rampal on Tuesday used firearms to keep the police at bay.The police fired teargas shells and water cannons, and charged at them with batons, while the sect supporters fired back. Several people, including some journalists, were injured.

At least 12 sect followers, including women and children, tried to immolate self when the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Rapid Action Force (RAF), and Haryana Police mounted pressure on them to hand over Rampal. ANI

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