IAC activists cane-charged
The India Against Corruption activists were cane-charged when they reached the chief minister's residence to hold a demonstration on Sunday afternoon, HT reports.bhopal Updated: Aug 28, 2012 12:13 IST
The India Against Corruption (IAC) activists were cane-charged when they reached the chief minister's residence to hold a demonstration on Sunday afternoon.
The IAC activists staged a demonstration near Platinum Plaza close to Mata Mandir in the morning over the issue of alleged irregularities in allocation of coal block.
However, some of the activists managed to hoodwink the police, and reached Shyamla Hills.
As they began marching to the CM's residence, the policemen swung into action.
The protesters who were raising slogans against CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan were cane-charged. Some of the protesters sustained multiple injuries.
As many as 22 activists were then taken into custody. Police officials present at the spot said that protests were not allowed in the area and the organisers hadn't informed about their plan to stage a protest
However, IAC activists refuted the claim and said that it was part of their plan.
"We had informed in advance that we will lay siege to the chief minister's residence," said IACs' Vipin Kothari. "The police action is barbaric and we strongly condemn it," he added. To protest the cane-charge, the IAC activists sat on a dharna at New Market.