Police, textile workers clash in Gujarat, 15 hurt

Over a dozen persons were injured here Thursday following clashes between police and striking textile workers after they allegedly ransacked an outpost in Ved road area of the city, police said.

Updated: Jan 20, 2011, 15:53 PM IST

Surat: Over a dozen persons were injured here Thursday following clashes between police and
striking textile workers after they allegedly ransacked an outpost in Ved road area of the city, police said.

More than 15 persons, including two policemen, were
injured in the clashes after a mob of striking textile
labourers attacked the Pandol police outpost on Ved road and
pelted stones at the guards who were deployed in the area
since the labourers` agitation began two days ago, they said.
Also, a bus, a police van, an auto rickshaw and four
two-wheelers were badly damaged by the unruly mob following
which police lobbed four tear gas shells and cane-charged
troublemakers to control the situation.

Over 100 people were detained in this connection and all
the injured persons have been admitted to the civil hospital
for treatment, police said.
They said the situation was under control now and heavy
police deployment has been made in the area to curtail
violence.

Textile workers of various units of Surat are on strike
since the last two days demanding wage revision.

PTI