One killed, 6 injured in clashes between Sikh youth, J&K cops
A youth was killed and 6 people, including 2 policemen, were injured as clashes erupted on Thursday between police and a group of <g data-gr-id="24">sikh</g> youth who were protesting against removal of posters of slain Khalistani militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in Jammu city.
<g data-gr-id="20">Situation</g> was tense and authorities imposed section 144, which bars gathering of more than four persons at a place, in various parts of Jammu city. Some youth were taken into custody, police officials said.
One youth was killed and 6 people including 2 cops were injured in clashes during which the mob pelted stones and police responded by cane-charging and teargas shelling in Satwari area of the city, police officials said.
Hospital sources, however, said the youth had died due to bullet injuries.
Trouble started when hundreds of <g data-gr-id="25">sikh</g> youth, armed with sticks and ‘kirpans’, converged on Ranibagh-Gandhigarh belt on Satwari-R S Pura road and blocked traffic in protest against the removal of Bhindranwale’s posters put up by an organisation of the community ahead of his death anniversary on June 6, the officials said.