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Protestors ‘beaten’ outside DDA office

Members of Indian Justice Party along with slum dwellers who were protesting against the Delhi Development Authority headquarters alleged that the police lathi charged them, HT reports.

delhi Updated: Feb 04, 2009 13:58 IST
HT Correspondent

Members of Indian Justice Party along with slum dwellers who were protesting against the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) headquarters on Tuesday alleged that the police lathi charged them.

Several slum dwellers, under the leadership of party president Udit Raj, were protesting against irregularities in the DDA housing scheme 2008, on Tuesday. The protesters claimed that the police beat them up and several other protesters including women were injured in the process.

The police have denied the allegation and said the protesters were trying to enter the DDA premises and were only stopped from doing so.

Udit Raj alleged that the police were not investigating the housing scam properly and have not arrested any DDA officials yet.

He claimed that without the connivance of these officials the scam would not have been possible.