Gurugram: Two home guards and 10 police officers, including one Deputy Superintendent of Police and three inspectors, were injured in a communal incident in Haryana’s Nuh district. The team was going to Nuh from Gurugram to maintain the law and order situation, said the police.
“The police teams of Gurugram were going from Gurugram to Nuh, the mob on the way threw stones at the police vehicles in which Hodal DSP Sajjan Singh, Inspectors — Ajay and Devender — of IMT Manesar police station, Inspector Anil of Gurugram Crime Branch In-Charge Sector-40, Sub-Inspector Arun of Kherki Daula police station, Sub-Inspector Deepak of IMT Manesar police station, Sub-Inspector Devender of Kherki Daula police station, ASI Rajesh Reader of DCP Manesar, Head Constable Sher Singh of Kherki Daula police station and Constable Pawan of Kherki Daula police station were seriously injured while home guards, Neeraj and Gursevak, of Kherki Daula police station died,” the police said in a statement.
The police added that all the injured police personnel are undergoing treatment at the Medanta hospital in Gurugram.
According to official information, home guards Neeraj and Gursevak lost their life to a bullet injury.
Hodal DSP Sajjan Singh sustained a severe bullet wound on his head, while Inspector Anil Kumar, In- Charge of the Crime Unit in Sector-40, Gurugram, suffered a gunshot wound on his stomach in the incident.
In the communal clashes, a mob torched more than 80 vehicles, and a police station and virtually took around 3,000 to 4,000 people “hostage” in a temple.
As per reports, all the people held hostage have been rescued.
The state government has imposed Section 144 in the Nuh district and sealed its borders and suspended internet services till August 2.
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said 15 units of central forces will be deployed in Nuh amid the violence.
“Additional 15 central forces have been sent to Nuh for security purposes. Internet services are suspended and we are trying to restore peace and law and order,” Vij told the media.
Meanwhile, all educational institutions will remain closed in the Gurugram district on Tuesday.
Gurugram District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav issued orders late Monday night.
“Due to communal tension in the neighbouring district of Nuh, roads have been blocked by anti-social elements to disturb the peace and tranquility of society and public order in Gurugram. To avoid any untoward incident it’s necessary to close government and private educational institutions in the district in view of prevailing circumstances. Keeping in view of the above, it is hereby ordered that all government and private educational institutions will remain closed on August 1 in Gurugram,” the orders said.
Apart from this, the Gurugram district administration intensified security and deployed huge police personnel after a mob of around 500 people pelted stones and torched four shops and a cab near Ambedkar Chowk in the Sohna road area.
Following the incident, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner and the Additional Deputy Commissioner reached the spot and pacified the protesters.
No loss of life was reported and Section 144 has already been imposed in Gurugram.