Cong team in K’mal, party workers-police clash near DGP office
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Cong team in K’mal, party workers-police clash near DGP office

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July 16, 2016

Cong team in K’mal, party workers-police clash near DGP office


Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: A Congress team today undertook a fact-finding tour of Kandhamal where five civilians were killed last week during anti-Maoist operation even as protesting party workers clashed with cops near the state police headquarters in Cuttack today.

The clash between Congress workers and police personnel took place when demonstrators protesting against the Kandhamal incident of July 8 were prevented from entering the high security office premises.

Congress workers under the leadership of PCC treasurer and party’s city chief Md Moqim went in a rally to submit a memorandum to DGP K B Singh demanding action against southern range IGP and Kandhmal SP for the Gumudumaha incident.

As the sloganeering rally reached the main gate of the police headquarters, jostling and pushing between the deployed policemen at the closed gate and a group of Congress workers began leading to a clash when tomatoes and water pouches were hurled at the policemen from behind. While Congress leaders alleged that a woman protester was injured in police action, the police denied it.


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