Seer injured in attack at Kumbh mela

Monday, Apr 25, 2016,13:56 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Ujjain (MP) | A seer was seriously injured in an alleged attack by unidentified persons in Datta Akhara area during the ongoing Simhastha (Kumbh) mela, police said today. The seer, identified as Tapasvi Giri, was yesterday found by police with serious injuries on his neck, Additional Superintendent of Police Manish Khatri said.
He was admitted in Indore’s Government M Y Hospital for treatment and his condition is stable, police said. No report was filed in this connection. However, police have taken cognisance of the incident, the ASP said. Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad president Narendra Giri said the incident was the fallout of a dispute between two groups of seers, and it has now been sorted out.
The Akhara Parishad president has also asked the government to improve the facilities at the Kumbh mela site before the second ‘Shahi Snan’ (royal bath) on May 9.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will arrive in Ujjain today at around 4 PM and hold a meeting with the concerned officials and Akhara Parishad members to sort out various issues pertaining to the monthlong mela, which commenced here from April 22.