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5 hurt in clash between workers of 2 SAD groups at Sangrur village

punjab Updated: May 23, 2013 19:36 IST
HT Correspondent

Two days after the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) registered a convincing win in the zila parishad and block samiti elections, a clash broke out between two groups of the SAD at Bhalwan village, 12km from here, on Thursday afternoon.

Five workers were injured in the clash and were under treatment in different hospitals.

According to information, workers of newly-elected member Sukhdev Singh Sekhon and block samiti member Baldev Singh, both from Bhalwan village, came to blows over the issue voting.

Both the groups attacked one another at the village hall with sharp-edged weapons around 12.15pm. The police station is located just 500 yards from the spot.

However, Jaspreet Singh, one of the injured from the Baldev group, alleged that the workers of the opposite group attacked them when they were about to go to the bank for some work.

On the other hand, Sekhon alleged that he was sitting along with his workers at his house when Baldev with his men started abusing him for not casting votes in his favour.

"When I tried to ask him to mend his ways, he attacked me and my workers with sharp-edged weapons," he said.

Though Baldev, a three-time sarpanch, managed to win the block samiti poll, he didn't get the SAD vote from his own village following which he had grudges with them, Sekhon alleged.

No case has been registered till the filing of the report.

Gurdev Singh, SHO at Dhuri sadar police station, said the police had been recording the statements of the injured following which the case would be registered against the defaulters.

Singh said of the five injured, three had been admitted to the Dhuri civil hospital, while two workers of Sekhon group were admitted to the civil hospital at Sangrur.