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Mob protest against Durgah demolition

A rampaging mob on Friday damaged around 20 vehicles, including city buses, after an anti-encroachment squad of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) demolished an illegal extension of a Durgah.

india Updated: Nov 23, 2007 11:15 IST
PTI

A rampaging mob on Friday damaged around 20 vehicles, including city buses, after an anti-encroachment squad of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) demolished an illegal extension of a Durgah in Gultekdi area in Pune.

Police cane-charged the enraged protesters who stoned 7 cars and 13 buses and also targetted a police station in the area resulting in minor injuries to a few policemen, police said.

The situation was now under control, they added.

The civic authorities initiated the action following a court directive asking the PMC to demolish illegal structures affecting smooth flow of traffic at congested places.

Three persons have been arrested and about 100 cases have been filed against the miscreants, police added.

First Published: Nov 23, 2007 11:08 IST