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Officials injured in 'stone pelting' over sealing drive in Mayapuri; Kejriwal says locals beaten up

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Officials conducting a sealing drive in Delhi's area Saturday sustained when stones were pelted at them even as claimed that it was Police which beat up locals in the area and called it "extremely shameful" action.

Around 15 officials sustained in the incident and had to be taken to a hospital, police said.

A team consisting of members of the SDMC and the Committee and police and paramilitary personnel had gone to effect the sealing drive in the area when the incident took place, senior officials said.

"On Saturday morning, a team of local bodies, police and para military, had gone to the area to seal tyre factories. The locals started pelting stones at them following which, 12-15 officials suffered and were sent to the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital," a said.

Kejriwal took to to share a video purportedly showing police officials pelting stones at people and beating them.

"It is extremely shameful that the citizens are being treated in this manner by the Centre. The trader community has always supported the BJP with money as well as with votes," he tweeted.

"But in return, the Centre-led police brutally beat up the traders sending a clear message that they do not want the community's support in the upcoming polls," he added.

Police said a case has been registered in connection with the incident and an investigation initiated.

The had slammed the government for not taking action against illegal scrap industries in that cause pollution.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 19:30 IST