Crime and Accident

Activists threaten to burn collectorate, heavy security deployed

Activists threaten to burn collectorate, heavy security deployed
PATHANKOT, JAN 2 :- Security personnel stand guard outside the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab, India, January 2, 2016. At least two gunmen and a guard were killed in an attack on the base on Saturday near the border with Pakistan, officials said, in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialog between the nuclear-armed neighbors. REUTERS/UNI PHOTO-9R

New Delhi: Heavy police force and PAC was deployed, when the activists of a splinter group, Baba Jai Gurudeo threatened to burn collectorate on Tuesday.

“Eight activists have been arrested and sent to jail,” District Magistrate M Rajesh Kumar said.

“Footage of Mathura tehsil shows that all the eight activists of the splinter group were also involved in the attack in tehsil on April 4,” the DM said.

Though no untoward incident has taken place, however, Army has also been kept at stand by and anybody taking law in his hand would not be spared.

Earlier in the day, the eight activists turned hostile when their vehicle dashed against pillion riders near Prem temple Vrindaban, and youths protested.

“When police arrested them they threatened to burn collectorate,” SP City Mukul Dwivedi said, adding that as a precautionary measure police and PAC was then posted and Army was also kept at stand by.