Ludhiana: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Congress leaders clashed over the effigy of Ravana at GLADA ground, Chandigarh road on Monday late night.
Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu, district congress president Gurpreet Gogi were injured. Gogi suffered head injury and admitted to Dayanand Medical college and Hospital (DMCH).
Eyewitness claimed that cops also opened fire in air to pacify the leaders. Later the Police have detained Youth Akali Dal Malwa Zone president Tarsem Singh Bhinder and his three supporters.
The Congress leaders were set to celebrate Dushehra against Drugs menace. The Akali Dal leaders suspected that the Congress might burn effigy of Ravana with head of leader of ruling party.
Suspecting interference by administration, police the congress leaders were camping at venue since Monday afternoon. At around 11.30 Pm the Youth Akali Dal leaders also reached the venue.
The situation turned ugly when Akali Dal leaders tried to remove effigy of Ravana in the presence of Police. The leaders of both party pelted stone on each others leaving Congress MP, MLA and district president injured.
MP Ravneet Singh Bittu demanded case against Youth Akali Dal leaders and also threatened to protest if police will avoid action.
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