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Police use water cannons, lathi charge YC activists

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Police used water cannons and resorted to lathi charge to disperse Youth activists, who allegedly pelted stones at them after they were stopped from taking out a procession to the official residence of Chief Minister here today.

The activists were demanding resignation of Transport minister Thomas Chandy, who is facing encroachment allegations at a lake resort owned by him in Alappuzha district

nominee, Chandy, a businessman-turned-politician, was inducted into the state cabinet eight months ago following the resignation of A K Saseendran after a purported sleaze audio clip with a woman went viral.

The Congress-led and demanded Chandy's resignation after Alappuzha district collector T V Anupama confirmed that a paddy field had been reclaimed for laying the road to his resort.

Besides the backwaters were also allegedly encroached to construct a parking space for the resort, according to the collector's report.

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 20:42 IST