Four people were injured when Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) task force clashed with villagers at Dadu in Sirsa district after rotten tomatoes were thrown at Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh’s cavalcade on Friday.
Villagers also showed black flags to the jathedar when he was addressing a gathering at gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Sahib at Dadu, a village on the Punjab-Haryana border and headquarters of Baljit Singh Daduwal, radical sarbat khalsa appointed jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib.
The villagers were opposing the gurdwara committee’s move to invite the Akal Takht jathedar to address a gathering on death anniversary of Baba Gurdev Singh.
“I was in Sangrur at the time of incident. The villagers were protesting against the Akal Takht jathedar for exonerating Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of blasphemy charges,” said Daduwal.
Station house officer Dharambir Singh said police were recording statements of the injured and organisers.
Meanwhile, the Akal Takht jathedar could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.