Around 150 workers of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal were booked for allegedly opening fire at a Gwalior school while performing shastra puja
Around seven rounds of bullets were fired during the incident from Tuesday (Photo for representation)
Around 150 people associated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal have been booked in Madhya Pradesh after they allegedly opened fire at a Gwalior school while performing ‘shastra puja’. Local police filed an FIR against the 150 people, news agency ANI reported.
The incident is from Tuesday, October 8, which was Dusherra this year. ‘Shastra puja’, or the worship of weapons, is traditionally conducted on Dusherra every year.
During a shastra puja event in Gwalior on Tuesday, a group of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajranj Dal workers allegedly carried out a procession that ended at a school where they began open firing from guns.
The workers allegedly opened fire even after being warned by the police to avoid doing so. Around seven rounds of bullets were fired. A video of the workers firing in the air went viral soon after the incident.
Madhya Pradesh: An FIR has been registered against 150 workers of Vishva Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal for celebratory firing in a school premises during ‘Shastra Puja’, in Gwalior on 8th October. (08.10.2019) pic.twitter.com/gWVPKQby2W
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