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Clash in harlagun leaves 2 cops injured

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

BJP dhar against alleged fincial irregularities


ITAGAR, July 21: Two policemen were injured while two vehicles damaged in a clash between police and BJP workers during a dhar staged at harlagun, near here today.

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the BJP today staged a protest near state Legislative Assembly demanding resigtion of Chief Minister bam Tuki for alleged fincial mismagement besides demanding CBI probe into the alleged mismagement of central relief fund and declaration of fincial emergency in the state.

Police resorted to mild lathi charge and lobbed tear gas shell to disperse the protestors who pelted stones at the policemen on duty injuring two constables and damaging two police vehicles, Capital SP Dipankar Mishra informed.

Police also detained JAC Chairman Tame Phassang in the morning but later released in the evening, Mishra informed.

Raising the issue in the assembly during Budget discussion, BJP Opposition Leader Tamiyo Taga alleged that BJP workers were brutally lathi charged by police causing serious injuries and police also resorted to open fire. He also sought an explaition from Home Minister Tanga Byaling on the incident.

Responding to Taga Byaling denied firing by police and said that police had lobbed tear gas cell to disperse the agitators when they resorted to stone pelting in which two policemen sustained injuries and vehicles were damaged.

The injured police personnel were admitted to hospital, the home minister added.

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