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15 BJP workers injured in lathi charge

Police and BJP activists clash during a rally in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Police and BJP activists clash during a rally in Kolkata on Wednesday.  

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During rally against corruption in Kolkata municipal body

Fifteen BJP workers were injured in a lathi charge by the Kolkata police here on Wednesday.

The incident occurred near the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) office in central Kolkata when the BJP’s trade cell took out a protest rally against the alleged corrupt practices in the KMC.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Division, D.P. Singh along with few other police personnel were also injured as BJP supporters allegedly hurled stones at them.

The police reportedly arrested 12 BJP workers. Mr. Singh is admitted to a private hospital.

Senior State BJP leader Asim Sarkar denied the allegation. “Our party workers can never indulge in such an act. Fifteen BJP workers have been hospitalised. We strongly condemn the lathi charge,” he told The Hindu .

“The police was deployed at the rally today (Wednesday). Suddenly bricks were being hurled at them. Mr. Singh and some other police personnel got injured and the police tried to take control of the situation,” Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police (Headquarters) Rajiv Mishra said.

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Printable version | Dec 14, 2019 4:48:03 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/15-bjp-workers-injured-in-lathi-charge/article6983914.ece

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