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SP workers indulge in stone pelting

Samajwadi Party workers burn a state transport bus to protest against the alleged manhandling of senior party leaders a few days ago.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2008 17:44 IST

Agitated over the alleged manhandling of senior party leaders, Samajwadi Party (SP) workers on Friday set a state transport bus on fire and pelted stones at vehicles, injuring a few people in Kanpur.

Party workers also burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Mayawati and shouted slogans against the government, Senior Superintendent of Police, Anand Swaroop, told PTI.

"SP workers blocked the Kanpur-Delhi Highway at around 12.30 pm and pelted stones at the vehicles inflicting minor injuries to passengers. They also set a Banda-bound bus on fire with 20 passengers on-board," Swaroop said.

The SP workers continued their agitation, hitting vehicular movement on the national highway for about half-an-hour following which senior police officials and District Magistrate Alok Kumar reached the spot.

"A probe has been ordered into the incident and efforts are on to nab the SP workers," Swaroop said.

People who suffered minor injuries in stone pelting were given first aid treatment in nearby hospital, he added.