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Police personnel surround the Satlok Ashram of self-styled godman and sect leader Rampal, near Barwala town in Haryana's Hisar district, 210 km from Chandigarh on Nov 18, 2014. Scores of people were injured as followers of the Rampal fought pitched battles with security forces outside the Ashram.The sect followers allegedly fired at the security forces and lobbed petrol bombs and acid pouches, police sources said, besides hurling stones and bricks. Rampal, is facing charges of murder, inciting mobs and contempt of court, remained holed up inside the complex. FILE PHOTO

 Police personnel surround the Satlok Ashram of self-styled godman and sect leader Rampal, near Barwala town in Haryana's Hisar district, 210 km from Chandigarh on Nov 18, 2014. Scores of people were injured as followers of the Rampal fought pitched battles with security forces outside the Ashram.The sect followers allegedly fired at the security forces and lobbed petrol bombs and acid pouches, police sources said, besides hurling stones and bricks. Rampal, is facing charges of murder, inciting mobs and contempt of court, remained holed up inside the complex. FILE PHOTO
Police personnel surround the Satlok Ashram of self-styled godman and sect leader Rampal, near Barwala town in Haryana’s Hisar district, 210 km from Chandigarh on Nov 18, 2014. Scores of people were injured as followers of the Rampal fought pitched battles with security forces outside the Ashram.The sect followers allegedly fired at the security forces and lobbed petrol bombs and acid pouches, police sources said, besides hurling stones and bricks. Rampal, is facing charges of murder, inciting mobs and contempt of court, remained holed up inside the complex. FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court ┬ásaid it would hear a plea on police attack on mediapersons outside controversial sect leader Rampal’s ashram in Haryana Nov 19.

Haryana Police canecharged mediapersons covering the incident that led to Rampal’s arrest.

Nearly 50 to 60 mediapersons were injured. Some of them were seriously hurt and the equipment of a few others were broken.

An apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu said it would hear the plea by one of seriously injured mediapersons Monday as the same was mentioned by senior counsel Rajiv Dhawan.

Dhawan told the court that the petitioner mediaperson is seeking a judicial probe into the police attack, compensation and action against the police officers involved.