Labourers injured in group clash
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 18:24
Guwahati: At least five labourers were injured in a clash and subsequent police firing to quell them at Assam Gas Cracker and Petrochemicals project in Dibrugarh district on Tuesday.

The clash broke out between local labourers and those from outside the state following an altercation, police said.

The police rushed to the spot and tried to bring the situation under control by first resorting to lathicharge and then tear-gassing. When both measures failed to quell the mob the police blankfired.

The situation was brought under control after it and the five persons were injured in the incident and have been admitted to Assam Medical College Hospital.

Additional police forces have been posted at the project site, where tension prevails, the sources added.


First Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 18:24

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