Six Dead & Ramphal Brother Arrested While Trying to run...
Hisar Haryana ! In the entire operation being carried out by Police and Paramilitary forces, which State DGP S N Vashisht described as "very tough" since they were dealing with presence of many women and children inside, Police lobbed tear gas shells and used batons and water cannons to disperse Rampal's supporters who allegedly fired back, pelted stones and hurled "petrol bombs" back at them.
The deadline also ended given by the Haryana police to Sant Rampal to surrender and his followers to vacate his ashram. Police said that water and electricity connection to the ashram have been cut off.
TV reports on Wednesday morning said that Rampal’s supporters were using women and children inside the ashram as human shields.
Armed devotees on Tuesday tried to hold off the police, attacking them with acid pouches, sticks and stones. Petrol bombs were also allegedly also thrown at the police.
Violent clashes broke out at the ashram in Haryana with police lobbing tear gas shells and resorting to lathicharge to disperse his supporters who allegedly fired back, leaving over 100 persons, including security and media personnel, injured.
Tension mounted as supporters of Rampal refused to heed to repeated announcements by the police over loud speakers to allow them to enter the premises to arrest him.