Published On : Fri, Apr 2nd, 2021

Seers assault Kumbh mela official in Haridwar

Bairagi seers of the Nirmohi Akhada, who were discontented with the camp arrangements, allegedly assaulted a Kumbh Mela official in Haridwar.

“A Mela official was pushed amid a huge crowd and his glasses broke. Inquiry into the matter is underway,” Mela IG Sanjay Gunjyal told reporters.

Devotees took a holy dip at the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar on the first day of Kumbh Mela on Thursday.

The Uttarakhand government has already released a set of guidelines that is to be followed, which requires people to strictly adhere to COVID-19 norms, including a negative RT-PCR test report.

This year the Kumbh will be held from April 1 to 30 in Haridwar.Kumbh is held periodically at four different locations in India (Nashik, Haridwar, Prayagraj, and Ujjain) every four years.