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6 'sadhus' injured in clash at Kumbh mela, 2 held

Six ‘sadhus’ Were Today Injured When A Fight Broke Out Among Them Over An Election For Different Posts In Their Akhara During The Ongoing ‘Simhastha Kumbh’ Here, Police Said.

PTI | Updated on: 12 May 2016, 10:15:35 PM


Six ‘sadhus’ were today injured when a fight broke out among them over an election for different posts in their Akhara during the ongoing ‘Simhastha Kumbh’ here, police said.

Two sadhus have been arrested in connection with the incident, they said.

According to some pilgrims, loud sounds of gun shots were heard during the clash which happened at ‘Ahavan Akhara’ (temporary monastery).

However, police did not confirm the use of firearms saying they are investigating the matter.

Four of the injured ‘sadhus’ have been admitted to district hospital, while the two others, who sustained minor wounds in the clash in which sharp-edged ‘trishuls’ (tridents) were used to attack each other, were treated at the Akhara, Additional Superintendent of Police Manish Khatri told PTI.

Two sadhus have been arrested, he said.

The ASP said they were investigating whether firearms were used in the fight.

A case was registered and further investigations are on, he said.

The clash is suspected to have taken place over elections for different posts in the Akhara, police officials said.

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First Published : 12 May 2016, 10:14:00 PM