Tense situation in Dehradun after MLA thrashed by police

Tense situation prevailed in Prem Nagar area here tonight after Uttarakhand police allegedly beat up ruling BJP MLA Rajkumar following an argument over stopping of his vehicle.

Updated: Jul 11, 2010, 23:50 PM IST

Dehradun: Tense situation prevailed in Prem
Nagar area here tonight after Uttarakhand police allegedly
beat up ruling BJP MLA Rajkumar following an argument over
stopping of his vehicle.

The incident occurred when Rajkumar`s vehicle was stopped
by police in view of a traffic snarl in the area. This led to
heated arguments between the police personnel and Rajkumar.

Police then dragged Rajkumar, MLA from Sahaspur
constituency, out of the vehicle and allegedly began beating
him up. Later, they brought him to the Prem Nagar police
station.

A large number of party workers and some MLAs gathered at
the police station and vandalised furniture and destroyed
files, police said.

As the tension mounted, senior police officials rushed to
the area to calm the situation.

Police sources said Chief Minister R P Nishak expressed
deep concern over the incident and asked the senior officers
to take steps to defuse tension.

"The situation is tense but under control," said SSP
Dehradun Abhinav Kumar.

PTI