BJP MP injured in lathi-charge in Assam



Karimganj (Assam): BJP MP Kabindra Purkayastha was injured in a lathi-charge by security forces in Dholai town in Cachar district on Wednesday.

Official sources said Purkayastha, who is the MP from Silchar, was holding a protest meeting at Dholai after the recovery of the body of a BJP worker, Swapan Pal, who was allegedly killed by workers of a rival party last night in the main bazaar area of the town.

BJP workers shouted slogans and threw stones at the police.

The police and CRPF personnel lathi-charged them, fired tear gas shells and also fired in the air, the sources said.

Purkayastha, a former union minister, was given first-aid and on his way back to Silchar.

Nine other BJP workers were also injured.

PTI