A clash broke out during an event on the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar inside Golden Temple premises.

The situation took an ugly turn when SAD (Amritsar) head Simranjeet Singh Mann along with his supporters allegedly forcibly tried to deliver a message from the rostrum of Akal Takht, Amritsar Police Commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh said.

Sikh groups clash inside Golden Temple complex

Mann was prevented from delivering the speech following which a clash broke out between SAD (Amritsar) activists and guards of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) task force.

Swords were used in the violence, which left five members of SGPC task force injured.

The anniversary of Operation Bluestar was observed at Akal Takht at the marbled periphery of Harmandhar Sahib popularly known as Golden Temple.

The operation was carried out on June 6, 1984 to flush out Sikh extremists led by Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale from the Golden Temple.

Meanwhile, 1,500 personnel of anti-riot police were deployed in several places in Amritsar in the wake of a bandh call given by Dal Khalsa.

(JPN/Agencies)

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