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Protestors resort to arson in suburban Bandra

Protestors resorted to stone throwing and arson at a north west suburb when civic authorities attempted to carry out a demolition drive there, police said today.

india Updated: Nov 26, 2008 15:13 IST

Protestors resorted to stone throwing and arson at a north west suburb when civic authorities attempted to carry out a demolition drive there, police said on Wednesday.

Authorities had gone to clear encroachments on a plot which reportedly belongs to the Mumbai University in suburban Bandra when protestors opposing the drive began throwing stones at civic authorities and police officials accompanying them, they said.

Some protestors also allegedly set some huts on fire following which police resorted to cane charging protestors and bursting tear gas shells to disperse the crowds, police said.

The situation has been brought under control and the demolition of the encroachments is expected to continue, they said.