Chandigarh, Aug 2: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said six people have died and 116 arrested due to the violence in Nuh and appealed for the maintenance of peace.
He said the victims were two Home Guard men and four civilians.
The Chief Minister said 30 companies of the Haryana Police and 20 companies of Central paramilitary forces have been deployed, adding that 14 of them have been positioned in Nuh where no new incident was reported.
“The perpetrators of violence would be soon identified,” he added.
State Home Minister Anil Vij told the media that the situation is under control.
“We have deployed 30 companies of Haryana Police and 20 companies of central forces. We are also monitoring social media. Forty-one FIRs have been registered so far and 116 people have been arrested in Nuh alone.”
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Khattar over the violence, officials said.
The Muslim-dominated Nuh district witnessed clashes between two groups.
Police said the fight started after Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s ‘Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra’ was stopped by a group of men near Khedla Mod in Nuh, and stones were pelted at the procession.
Some police vehicles were also damaged.
On Tuesday, shops in Gurugram’s Badshahpur area were set on fire.