Digvijay Singh discharged from hospital
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 02, 2009, 00:08
Rajgarh (MP): Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday sustained minor head injuries in stone-throwing by his own party workers during a demonstration against power cuts here.

Singh suffered the injuries when Congress workers were trying to force their way inside the district collectorate to submit their demands like putting an end to unscheduled power cuts in the district.

Along with Singh, three Congress MLAs from the district were also injured in the incident and taken to the hospital. All the three were discharged.

The Congress General Secretary later left for Bhopal by road.

Eyewitnesses said that police resorted to lathi-charge and bursting of teargas shells to control the agitating Congress workers but Rajgarh Collector Shivanand Dube told agency that no such action was taken by the police.

He said Singh was injured in stone-pelting.

Rajgarh Superintendent of Police Asha Mathur told agency that six policemen, including two police station in-charges, were injured in the stone pelting.

The district collectorate was also damaged in the incident, she said.

Meanwhile, protesting against the Raigarh incident agitated Congressmen in Bhopal and Indore burnt effigies of the state's BJP government.

The Congressmen also announced a statewide agitation against the attack on the former Chief Minister.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 02, 2009, 00:08

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