6 hurt as protest turns violent
SIX PEOPLE, including two women and three police constables, were injured on Monday when a protest ? organised at Bus Stop Number 7 by irate slum dwellers demanding payment of flood relief ? turned violent, leading to minor scuffles between the police and protestors.india Updated: Sep 26, 2006 15:06 IST
SIX PEOPLE, including two women and three police constables, were injured on Monday when a protest — organised at Bus Stop Number 7 by irate slum dwellers demanding payment of flood relief — turned violent, leading to minor scuffles between the police and protestors.
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) district secretary Sanjay Deshmukh – leading protestors – even tried to immolate self by pouring kerosene over his body. Policemen, however, foiled his attempt by reacting quickly and snatching the kerosene and matchbox from him. Residents of Kailash Nagar and Vikas Nagar staged the demonstration at about 11 am were demanding immediate flood relief.
They raised slogans against the administration and alleged that the ‘actual’ sufferers of the flood were left out of the survey.
Later, SDM Ved Prakash declared a team will conduct a re-survey localities and ensure appropriate relief to people who were somehow left out in the previous survey.
Meanwhile, Sanjay Deshmukh claimed the people were demonstrating peacefully when Ved Prakash directed to remove them from the office premises. Deshmukh alleged that the cops resorted to cane charging on being directed by SDM and even women demonstrators were not spared. He demanded removal of the SDM and cops with immediate effect.
Ved Prakash however denied the allegation and said that the demonstrators were assured of re-survey in the concerned localities.
Station House Officer of Habibganj police station, Arvind Raghuvanshi, said Deshmukh along with agitated crowd misbehaved with the cops and even resorted to violence.
The SHO affirmed that a case under sections 353, 341 and 332 of the IPC has been registered against Deshmukh and other unidentified people and the accused would be arrested soon. The SHO also said three cops including a constable and head constable sustained injuries in the violence.