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Covid-19: 93 migrants held for defying orders, cops fire teargas shells

Situation became tense in Ganesh Nagar and Tirupati Nagar localities late Sunday night after nearly 500 migrant workers residing there came on roads, demanding transportation facility

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A policeman threatens to hit children in Prayagraj on March 30, 2020 as authorities step up a nationwide lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo: PTI)

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At least 93 migrant labourers have been arrested in Gujarat's Surat city for allegedly defying the nationwide lockdown and attacking police, an official said on Monday.
 
Situation became tense in Ganesh Nagar and Tirupati Nagar localities late Sunday night after nearly 500 migrant workers residing there came on roads, demanding transportation facility to reach their native places, Deputy Commissioner of Police Vidhi Chaudhari said.
 
A number of people hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar live in Surat's Pandesara area, where both the localities are situated, and work in powerlooms and textile processing units here, another police official said.
 
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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 1:22 AM IST

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