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Haryana: 6 hurt in firing by Dera follower
July 24, 2007 10:51 IST
Six persons were injured on Tuesday when a Dera Sacha Sauda follower fired at them from his weapon in a village in Sirsa district of Haryana, leading to tension in the area.
According to official sources in Chandigarh, the six persons, all belonging to Sikh community, received minor injuries on their legs after the shooting incident in Mallewala village, about 10 km from Sirsa, and were treated in a local hospital.
They were out of danger, hospital sources said.
The Dera follower identified as Ajit has been arrested by the Haryana police.
The weapon used in the incident has also been recovered from him, the sources said.
Senior civil and police officers have reached the village where the situation was described as tense, but under control.
Additional police personnel have also been deployed to maintain peace, the sources added.
The area was tense following the stand off between Dera followers and members of the Sikh community after the recent alleged blasphemous act of the Dera chief Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh following his appearance in attire similar to that of the 10th Guru Gobind Singh.