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Makhu (Ferozepur): In fresh confrontation between Sikhs from ‘Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj‘ group and Dera Sacha Sauda activists known as Premis, atleast 9 were injured in a clash on Sunday. The clash took place when Dera followers were going towards Mehmoodwala village to perform “Naam Charcha” which was opposed by the members of “Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj”. The Dera followers were stopped in between Jogewala and Mehmoodwala villages from going ahead which triggered the clash. The two groups hurled stones at each other. Swords were also brandished as the situation soon became tense due to the clash between the two groups. Sources said four members of “Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj” and five Dera followers were injured in the clash. They were taken to the civil hospital for treatment. According to some media reports, Some policemen also reportedly sustained minor injuries during the clash. Police fired shots in air to disburse those indulging in violence. Heavy police force was deployed as well. Deputy Commissioner DPS Kharbanda along with senior police officials held separate meetings with the two warring groups to normalise the situation. Both the sides demanded registration of case against each other. The Dera followers sat on a protest, demanding registration of an FIR against the other group. Eyewitnesses said the situation could have assumed alarming proportions had the administration not intervened at the right time. The Deputy Commissioner said both the groups have been advised to exercise restraint and respect the sentiments of each other. The injured, belonging to “Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj”, were identified as Mohkam Singh, Baaj Singh, Mangat Singh and Harnam Singh. Five “Premis” injured are Jarnail Singh, Major Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Kehar Singh and Kuldeep Singh. Source: http://singhstation.net/2014/11/9-injured-as-sikhs-dera-sirsa-men-clash-in-makhu/