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The Punjab government today took harsh action against the state police, ousting three top officials from their jobs for their failure to contain the violence in the district, a day after confrontations between two factions during an anti-Khalistan march in Patiala left four persons injured. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann told NDTV today that the confrontations in Patiala were political, not communal, as previously reported, and that Shiv Sena and BJP members, as well as Shiromani Akali Dal men, were behind the violence.

The Inspector General of Police (Patiala Range), the Inspector General of Police (Patiala Range), the Inspector General of Police (Patiala Range

According to NDTV, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, who is reportedly furious over the police response to the violence, ordered the Inspector General of Police (Patiala Range), the Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police, and the Superintendent of Police to be transferred from their positions.

Mukhwinder Singh Chinna, the new IG-Patiala Range, and Deepak Parik, the new senior superintendent of police for Patiala, according to a spokeswoman for the Chief Minister's Office.

Wazir Singh has been named the new Patiala Superintendent of Police.

The city's curfew, which was imposed at 7 p.m. yesterday, was lifted at 6 a.m. today, but officials stated mobile internet and SMS services were restricted in the city to avoid rumor-mongering. From 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., all mobile internet and SMS services, excluding voice calls, will be suspended in the district, according to the state administration.

"From 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 30, 2022, mobile internet services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA), all SMS services, and all dongle services, excluding voice calls, will be available on mobile networks in the territorial authority of the District of Patiala.

The Head of BSNL (Punjab Jurisdiction) and all Telecom Service Providers in the State of Punjab are thus asked to ensure that this order is followed "According to a press statement from the state government.

Mr Mann told NDTV this morning that his government is doing all necessary actions, including confidence-building measures, to ensure that inhabitants live in harmony.

"The problem has now been resolved. There were a few Shiv Sena members present, as well as some BJP members, including the district head. Workers from the Shiromani Akali Dal were on the other side. It was a political showdown between two opposing political parties. It wasn't a racial conflict "Mr. Mann explained.

Clashes erupted outside the Kali Mata shrine after members of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) launched a 'Khalistan Murdabad March.' Members of both parties brandished swords and hurled stones at one another.

After police fired into the air to disperse the gathering, the situation was brought under control.

After a high-level meeting convened by the Chief Minister, Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) leader Harish Singla was detained later that evening

Mr Mann described the event as "unfortunate," vowing that his government would not allow anyone to cause trouble in the state.