Nihang: For reportedly invading the gurdwara, ten members of the Nihang sect have been taken into custody by the police.
In a gurdwara in Kapurthala, Punjab, a gang of Sikhs opened fire on a policeman, killing him and injuring three others. Conflicts arose, according to officials, about who owned the gurdwara.
Ten members of the Nihang sect have been taken into custody by the police for allegedly invading the gurdwara, although the investigation is ongoing. When the police had gone to clear the area, one of the Nihangs opened fire.
Tejbir Singh Hundal, Superintendent of Police, Headquarter, Kapurthala, told PTI that the officers were on the road when the Nihangs opened fire on them.
Senior authorities have hurried to the scene, and police officers have been deployed in considerable numbers.
According to officials, at least 30 Nihangs are still inside the gurdwara.
Nihang is a Sikh warrior order that dates back to Guru Gobind Singh’s establishment of the Khalsa in 1699. They are identifiable by their blue robes and ornate turbans, and they are frequently seen carrying weapons like swords and spears.
In 2020, Nihang protestors cut off the hand of a police officer in Patiala who was attempting to enforce a Covid lockdown.