Over 30 men injured, 100 detained after clashes in Surat

Last Updated: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 23:37

Surat/Bardoli: Over 30 persons including 10
policemen were injured following clashes between migrant
labourers and auto rickshaw drivers in Diamond Nagar area of
Kamrej taluka today, police said.

Over 100 persons have been detained following the clashes
where the police fired three rounds in the air and fire over
40 tear gas shell to disperse the crowd which had become
uncontrollable, they said.

According to police, over 1500 people belonging to two
groups of migrant labourers and autorickshaw drivers had come
out on the road after altercation over a petty issue.

The altercation transformed into a brawl and then into
clashes after people from both the groups attacked each other
with sharp weapons and sticks, they said.

During stone pelting by the two groups some policemen
who had gone to control the situation were also hurt.

The crowd had damaged a police vehicle, an ambulance,
burnt an autorickshaw and a motorcycle, police added.

Over 30 persons injured in the incident have been shifted
to local hospital in Kamrej, while those with grievous
injuries have been referred to Surat municipal hospital, they
said.

Over 100 people have been detained for the incident and
are being interrogated, police added.

-PTI



First Published: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 23:37

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