Bengal: Clash over Asansol to create separate habitat center, 20 injured including five policemen

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20 people, including five policemen, were injured in a clash with locals in Charulia in Asansol district over the setting up of a separate habitat center. Officials said that the local body is converting the health center here into a separate habitat center. Police sources said that on Tuesday afternoon, when the health department and local body officials arrived for a chance inspection, the local people gathered there and started pushing. Police is investigating the case.
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A senior official of the Asansol Police Commissionerate said that the locals shouted at him and abused him, after which he called the police. He said that the local people threw stones at their vehicles after seeing the police team approaching. “To control the situation, we had to charge sticks and release tear gas shells,” he said. Five policemen including the police station in-charge have been injured. At the same time, 15 local people have also been injured.

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20 people, including five policemen, were injured in a clash with locals in Charulia in Asansol district over the setting up of a separate habitat center. Officials said that the local body is converting the health center here into a separate habitat center. Police sources said that on Tuesday afternoon, when the health department and local body officials arrived for a chance inspection, the local people gathered there and started pushing. Police is investigating the case.
A senior official of the Asansol Police Commissionerate said that the locals shouted at him and abused him, after which he called the police. He said that the local people threw stones at their vehicles after seeing the police team approaching. “To control the situation, we had to charge sticks and release tear gas shells,” he said. Five policemen including the police station in-charge have been injured. At the same time, 15 local people have also been injured.
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