Tarn Taran clash: 2 gunmen of Nurmahal sect held

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Oct 30, 2014 07:47 IST

A day after a clash between a Sikh group and Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) followers at Jodhpur village in Tarn Taran district that left 13 persons injured, security has been beefed up at the DJJS headquarters at Nurmahal in Jalandhar district.

More than 150 additional cops of Punjab Police have been deployed in and around the DJJS premises and special nakas have been erected at various points leading to Nurmahal from different areas. Since the DJJS is having the controversial past to having tussle with the Sikh groups, to avert any law and order situation, strong vigil has been put in Nurmahal.

Another late development of the day, in which Punjab and Haryana High Court reserved its judgment over the two petitions filed over seeking post mortem and release of 'dead body' of DJJS head Ashutosh Maharaj that has been kept in the DJJS premises, has also increased worries of the local police.

Sensing any possible reaction over such developments from the DJJS followers, the police do not want to take any chance and has increased the vigil.

An official of Jalandhar Rural police disclosed that more police personal would be deployed in the rural areas and in those belts having remarkable chunk of DJJS followers.

Notably, the DJJS headquarter is already tensed ever since its head Ashutosh Maharaj died on January 29 this year but the dera management continues to claim that the sect head was in 'Samadhi' (deep meditation). His body has been kept in a freezer, sources said.

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