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Haryana BJP workers lathicharged, three injured

Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 18:24

Chandigarh: Three Haryana BJP workers were
today injured in police lathicharge when a group of party
activists tried to march towards Raj Bhavan during their
demonstration here against price rise and Centre`s alleged
failure to tackle the problem.

While senior BJP leaders from the state were holding a
protest demonstration at Sector 18 this afternoon against the
price rise, a group of party workers jumped over the police
barricades and tried to march towards the Raj Bhavan.

Police initially used water canons but resorted to
lathicharge later.

State BJP chief and MLA Krishan Pal Gujjar termed the
police action as "unprovoked" and said they had used force and
cane charge on their workers who were holding demonstration in
a "peaceful manner".

Senior leaders including former Union Minister I D
Swami, leader of the state BJP`s legislature group Anil Vij,
former MP Rattan Lal Kataria, Ram Bilas Sharma and Gian Chand
Gupta participated in the protest demonstration.

Nearly 100 workers including some leaders also courted
arrest and all of them were taken to Sector 26 police station

Gujjar said they had later submitted a memorandum to
the Governor on the issue.


First Published: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 18:24

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