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'Sadhus' with tridents clash at Kumbh mela, 2 held

Six 'sadhus' were injured on Thursday as they clashed with each other, allegedly over election for different posts in their Akhara during the ongoing 'Simhastha Kumbh'.

Nashik Kumbh Mela, Trimbakeshwar temple, Kumbh Mela traffic, Akhara, Mumbai news Sadhus clashed with each other over elections in their akhara.

Six ‘sadhus’ were injured on Thursday as they clashed with each other using sharp-edged tridents allegedly over election for different posts in their Akhara during the ongoing ‘Simhastha Kumbh’ here, leading to the arrest of two seers.

Four of the injured ‘sadhus’ were admitted to the district hospital, while the two others, hurt in the clash during which sharp-edged ‘trishuls’ (tridents) were used to attack each other, were treated at the Akhara, Additional Superintendent of Police Manish Khatri told.

Two sadhus have been arrested in connection with the incident, police said.

According to some pilgrims, loud sounds of gun shots were heard during the clash which took place at ‘Ahavan Akhara’ (temporary monastery).

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However, police did not confirm the use of firearms saying they are investigating the matter.

A case was registered and further investigations are on, the ASP said.

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The clash is suspected to have taken place over elections for different posts in the Akhara, police officials said.

First published on: 12-05-2016 at 18:15 IST
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