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Dera-Sikh clash in Mumbai kills 1

A protest in Mulund against Ram Rahim Singh — who heads the Dera Sacha Sauda, spiralled into a violent clash, claiming the life of one agitator, report HT Correspondents.

india Updated: Jun 21, 2008 01:28 IST

A protest in Mulund against Ram Rahim Singh — who heads the Dera Sacha Sauda, a sect based in Haryana’s Sirsa town — spiralled into a violent clash, claiming the life of one agitator on Friday.

Singh, who has been the target of Sikh ire after he dressed up as Guru Gobind Singh in May last year was at Nirmal Lifestyle mall when his path was blocked by Sikh protesters. The standoff intensified when the Dera chief’s bodyguards tried to restrain them. A bodyguard fired two rounds even as Singh was whisked away.

One of the protesters, Barkarar Singh, was badly injured and rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Ram Rahim Singh’s motorcade was intercepted by the police in Panvel. He is holding a spiritual camp, where he was headed.

Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor said a team has been dispatched to arrest the bodyguard.

After the firing, over 1,000 Sikhs blocked traffic in Bhandup.