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12 policemen injured in clash with BJP workers

Press Trust of India  |  Jalpaiguri (WB) 

The police and workers fought a pitched battle in a forested area of district on Friday injuring 12 policemen, including an additional SP.

The of police was seriously injured after a stone hit him in the eye, Jalpaiguri SP said.

The incident occurred near Dhupjhora under Dhupguri police station when the activists were going to a public meeting of senior party leaders in neighbouring district.

A bus carrying workers was stopped by the police near Dhupjhora, a village in a forested area, and the activists got down from the bus and started hurling stones towards the policemen, Maiti said.

The policemen were outnumbered by the BJP workers and 12 police personnel, including additional SP Thendup Sherpa, were injured by the stone pelting, he said.

Sherpa suffered in the eye and was hospitalised, said the SP who has visited the spot.

A large contingent of (RAF) and police were deployed in the area.

Several cars and buses were also damaged in the incident.

BJP state alleged in that the administration and ruling workers were obstructing party workers to come to

The BJP was supposed to hold a rath yatra from Cooch Behar during the day, which could not be held since it was sub-judice.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 17:40 IST