Patiala violence: Three cops transferred; mobile internet suspended
Four people were injured as the two groups clashed and hurled stones at each other on Friday
After violence in Punjab's Patiala, the government transferred the Inspector General of Police (IG) Patiala range, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Patiala, and Superintendent of Police (SP) with immediate effect.
Mukhwinder Singh Chinna was appointed as new IG Patiala, Deepak Parik was appointed as new SSP, and Wazir Singh has been appointed as new SP, according to sources.
The Punjab government also suspended mobile internet and SMS services, except voice calls, in Patiala district a day after clashes between two groups over an anti-Khalistan march that left four people injured.
The order to suspend the services was issued by the home affairs and justice department and heavy police security was deployed at the site of the clashes outside the Kali Mata temple in Patiala.
Four people were injured as the two groups clashed and hurled stones at each other on Friday and police fired in the air to bring the situation under control.