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Signature Bridge main inaugural function went smoothly: Police

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As BJP unit and his supporters entered into a scuffle with members and police at the inaugural event of the here, the Police maintained that the main function went smoothly.

and his supporters reached the venue to protest against his non-invitation to the event despite being the from the area.

Chief Minister and his deputy were not present when the protest took place.

Ravindra Yadav, of Police (Eastern range) said, "Our staff on duty at the place of function performed their task with utmost restraint and diligence. The main function was held smoothly without any disturbance".

The said even though there was slogan shouting, the police segregated the groups and did not allow any clash or violence to take place.

In a video of the incident, can be seen getting into a scuffle with policemen, including of Meena.

Another requesting anonymity said there was a huge crowd of more than 5,000 persons to witness the programme and the police did their best to avoid any mishap.

"It was a vulnerable place (bridge). If things had gone out of control, it could have even resulted in a free fall or a stampede," he added.

The point of contention was that the (Tiwari) wanted to get on the stage as it was his constituency whereas the organisers did not want that, police said.

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

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 00:20 IST