In pics: Hisar on boil as Rampal's 'private army' goes on offensive

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 20, 2014 02:10 IST

The vicinity of the Satlok Ashram in Barwala looked like a war zone on Wednesday, a day after clashes between the police and 'private army' of Rampal's supporters, who allegedly indulged in firing and threw petrol bombs at security personnel.

Here's a photo essay capturing the grim scenario at Rampal's ashram.

A collapsed wall at Satlok Ashram in Hisar on Wednesday following clashes between the police and Rampal's supporters. (PTI Photo)

Rampal's followers leave the ashram in Hisar, some 175 kilometres north of New Delhi on Wednesday. Police discovered five bodies after storming the ashram where thousands of followers have been holed up for days, as a sixth supporter died in hospital. (AFP Photo)

Rampal's followers board a train at Hisar railway station to leave for their homes after they were evicted from Satlok Ashram on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

The outside view of Rampal's ashram in Hisar on Wednesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

A woman is carried out as followers leave the ashram of Rampal in Hisar on Wednesday. (AFP Photo)

The police help Rampal's supporters to vacate the ashram after they voluntarily decide to do so. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Police personnel man a security checkpoint about two kilometres from the ashram of Rampal in Hisar on Wednesday. (AFP Photo)

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