10 cops, 20 CPI (M) activists injured in group clash

Midnapore: Ten policemen and 20 CPI(M) activists were injured on Sunday in a clash between them following an altercation in West Midnapore district, police said.

Police lathicharged and used teargas shells on CPI(M) activists after they started throwing stones on them following an altercation over selection of managing committee members of Kuanpure High School in Chandrakona area, they said.

The officer-in-charge of the local police station was also among the injured, police said, adding that at least 20 party cadre were later arrested.