A day after clashes between two groups that resulted in death of two policemen and left several injured, visuals of eerie quiet emerged from Haryana's Nuh where burnt vehicles and charred buses were seen on the road. Following the violence, section 144 was imposed in Nuh and curfew is in place with internet services suspended in the district and in Sohna and Faridbad which will be in force till Wednesday (August 2).
Total 4 people dead so far
A total of 4 people, including two cops, and two civilians including a Muslim cleric (imam) and a person whose identity is unknown died in the violence that broke out after the clashes. Late night on Monday (July 31), reports said that three to four men allegedly attacked one Mohammad Saad and Khursheed. While Saad succumbed to the injuries, Khursheed is said to be critically injured.
The deceased cops were identified as Neeraj and Gursevak who were deployed at Khedali Daula police station. As per the police, the policemen, who were injured in the clashes between two communities in Haryana's Nuh, were admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.
Police said that the mob attacked police teams when they were marching towards Mewat from Gurugram. Several policemen sustained injuries in the attack.
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij calls clashes "a conspiracy"
Speaking on the violence, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij indicated that a conspiracy was behind the violence and said, "Both communities have been staying in Nuh peacefully for a long time. There is a conspiracy behind this. The way stones, weapons, bullets were found, it seems there is a mastermind behind this. We will conduct a detailed investigation and take strict actions against the people involved in this."
Visuals in the aftermath of violence in Haryana's Nuh on Tuesday morning.
Schools closed a day after violence
All educational institutions including schools, colleges, and coaching centres will remain closed on Tuesday in Haryana's Gurugram, District Information and Public Relations Officer, Gurugram stated on Monday. The order has been issued by District Magistrate Nishant Kumar Yadav.
This came in the wake of clashes between two groups on Monday. Two home guards were shot dead and about a dozen policemen were injured after a clash broke out between two groups in Haryana's Nuh district on Monday, the police officials said.
Police on alert mode, says administration
Speaking about the incident Nuh acting SP Narender Bijarniya said, "Today's incident is unfortunate. The situation in Nuh is under control. Legal action is being taken against those responsible. Some (police) force members have also suffered injuries. The clash broke out during the Shobha Yatra & the reason behind the incident is being analysed. Some people have been arrested. Internet services have been suspended..." Nuh Deputy Commissioner appealed to all to maintain peace and informed that all stranded people have been rescued.
Internet suspended till August 2
Suspension of the internet services will continue in Nuh district till August 2. The Haryana Government, in an official notification, has said that the order has been taken to stop the spread of misinformation and rumours through social media platforms. It further said that all telecom service providers of Haryana are directed to ensure the compliance of this order, reported ANI.
(With ANI inputs)