UP: Police use batons, water cannons against BPEd protesters

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2015 21:30 IST

Several Bachelors of Physical Education (BPEd) degree holders were cane-charged by the police for resorting to vandalism in front of Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow on Tuesday. Over 30 protesters have been detained in this connection.

Thousands of demonstrators were holding a protest against the state government demanding permanent jobs.

The protest turned violent when they began to pelt stones at the police who in turn used water cannons and resorted to lathi charge, leaving several protesters injured. The protesters also torched a police jeep and a few two-wheelers.

IG Lucknow zone Zaki Ahmad has asked SSP Rajesh Pandey to submit a report explaining how the protesters were allowed to gather outside the Vidhan Sabha despite previous warning.

The protest left commuters and students returning from nearby schools stranded for several hours.

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