Police round up Congressmen trying to enter Anil Joshi’s office

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jul 24, 2016 14:33 IST
Youth Congress workers clashing with the police when they were being prevented from entering the office of local bodies minister Anil Joshi at Maqbool Road in Amritsar on Saturday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Some Youth Congress activists were rounded up by police and taken away as hundreds of party leaders marched towards the office of local bodies minister Anil Joshi to mark a protest and put a lock at the office premises for poor civic condition of the city.

The agitators were stopped by police party led by assistant commissioner of police (ACP) (North) Bal Krishan Singla.

The police erected barricades near the residence of the minister but the Congress workers led by the local Youth Congress chief Dilraj Sarkaria tried to forcibly remove the barricades and reach Joshi’s office. Following it, a scuffle broke out between the workers and the police.

A Congress worker was rounded up by the police when he ran towards the office with a lock in his hand.

Earlier, the Congress leaders while addressing the gathering criticised the poor civic conditions in the city.

Sarkaria said, “The tall claims of development made by the SAD-BJP regime stand exposed in Amritsar. The city which they had promised to bring to world class standards, today suffers from poor hygiene, waterlogging and potholes. Local bodies minister Joshi is responsible for this.”

Other Congress leaders also said that it’s time to lock the office of the minister as the city has seen hardly any development. They accused Joshi of concentrating on his own constituency and ignoring other parts of the city.

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