Chandigarh: In response to the recent outbreak of violence in Nuh, Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar expressed suspicions of a “conspiracy” behind the clashes that occurred between two groups on Monday.
During his media statement on Tuesday, Khattar called the incident as “unfortunate” and revealed that clashes erupted at multiple locations, leading him to believe that a significant conspiracy may be involved in instigating the violence.
The tragic events resulted in a total of five fatalities, including two home guards who were shot dead during the clashes on Monday.
Khattar stated, “This is an unfortunate incident. A Yatra was being organised, during which some people conspired an attack Yatris and the police. Violent incidents were reported at several places. There seems to be a big conspiracy behind this.”
As a response to the violence, a curfew has been imposed in the Nuh area.
“Heavy police have been deployed in Nuh district and nearby areas, Curfew has also been imposed in Nuh and Section 144 has been imposed in some places. Around 44 FIRs have been registered and 70 people have been taken into custody. Strict action will be taken against them,’ added Khattar.
Khattar also extended his support to the families of the deceased victims and urged the locals to maintain peace. “So far, 5 people, including two police officials, have lost their lives. We will provide all possible assistance to them. I appeal to the common people to maintain peace in the district.”
In light of the clashes between the two groups, mobile internet services will remain suspended in Nuh district until Wednesday, August 2. Prohibitory orders have also been implemented in the district, starting a day after the violent incidents.