A mahapanchayat was organised by a Hindu outfit at Tigra village in Haryana’s Gurugram district on Sunday six days after violence broke out in Nuh district and surrounding areas, claiming at least six lives.
The meeting, which was called by the Hindu Samaj, was in protest against the arrests of Hindutva men including the accused in the brutal murder of a 19-year-old imam in a Gurugram mosque.
The gathering did not have police permission, NDTV quoted a top police official as saying. It was being conducted despite Section 144 being imposed in the region. Police had barred outsiders from entering Tigra village and have beefed up security.
Meanwhile, Assistant commissioner of police (ACP) DLF Gurugram Vikas Kaushik while speaking to ANI affirmed that the city was peaceful and no incident of violence was reported in the last 2-3 days.
“We have had talks with all sides. They have assured us that the panchayat will happen peacefully,” the senior police officer said.