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Ramdev followers, CPI workers clash

Trouble began when the yoga guru's followers attacked CPI(M) HQ in Delhi.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 16:23 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Supporters of Swami Ramdev clashed with CPI (M) activists at the Left party office on Thursday prompting the police to resort to a mild lathicharge.

Members of Arya Samaj, raised slogans against CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat, who had claimed that medicine samples allegedly taken from the Swami's pharmacy contained animal parts, and burnt the effigy of the Left leader.

As Arya Samaj members, numbering about 40, gathered at the CPI(M) office near Gole Market, the Left activists also raised slogans denouncing the Swami.

Both the sides pelted stones at each other following, which police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the mob.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Anita Roy said the situation was brought under control within a few minutes.

Some Arya Samaj members have been detained by the police.

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 14:27 IST