Two injured as BJP, police clash during dharna in Itanagar

Two policemen were injured and two vehicles damaged in a clash between policemen and BJP workers during a dharna by the party at Naharlagun near here on Tuesday, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015, 20:40 PM IST

Itanagar: Two policemen were injured and two vehicles damaged in a clash between policemen and BJP workers during a dharna by the party at Naharlagun near here on Tuesday, police said.

The Jan Andolan Committee (JAC) of the BJP today staged a dharna near the Assembly demanding resignation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for "financial mismanagement".

The party's other demands included CBI probe into the alleged mismanagement of central relief fund and declaration of financial emergency in the state.

Police resorted to lathicharge and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse the protesters who pelted stones at the policemen injuring two constables and damaging two police vehicles, Capital SP Dipankar Mishra said.

Police also detained JAC chairman Tame Phassang in the morning but released him in the evening, Mishra said.

Raising the issue in the Assembly, BJP's Tamiyo Taga alleged that BJP workers were beaten up by police causing serious injuries to some and police also opened fire.

Home Minister Tanga Byaling denied firing by police and said police lobbed tear gas cell to disperse the agitators when they started pelting stones in which two policemen sustained injuries and vehicles were damaged.

The injured police personnel were admitted to hospital, the home minister added.