Nanded: A sword-wielding mob consisting of people from the Sikh community on Monday (March 29) attacked policemen after they refused to let them carry out a religious procession in Gurudwara in Maharashtra’s Nanded.
At least four policemen were injured in the brawl, including bodyguard of the Superintendent of Police of Nanded.
Religious gatherings were barred in the area in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases. But the crowd of about 300 to 400 people tried to enter the gurudwara, breaking the police barricades.
A viral video of the incident showed the mob storming the gurudwara, break barricades and attack the policemen.
“Permission for the Hola Mohalla procession was not granted to them due to the pandemic. The gurudwara committee was informed and they had assured us that they would abide by our directives,” a police official was quoted as saying by PTI.