Residents clash with cops at eviction drive

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
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  • Updated: May 04, 2013 01:29 IST

Local residents clashed with police and Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) officials on Friday during a demolition drive along a 900-metre-long stretch near Ashok Vihar Phase-3.

A team of senior MCG officials reached the locality around 9am to demolish two houses, which were illegally constructed and had been razed by the MCG a few months ago. According to a high court order, no new construction is allowed on this stretch as this is a restricted defence area in proximity to the air force ammunition depot.

As the residents came to know about the drive by MCG, they rushed to the spot and staged a demonstration. They also pelted stones at officials. About 300 police personnel were deployed to control the mob, resulting in a clash. Many police officers and residents were injured in the stone-pelting and the police lathi-charge that followed.

Ashok Vihar residents also blocked the road leading to Sector 5 near the police commissioner’s office, thus throwing traffic out of gear for hours. MCG vehicles were also vandalised.                         

 

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