Bengal: Asansol turns violent, police resorts to lathi-charge

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Bengaluru : Police charge the garment workers who were protesting over EPF withdrawal norm, in Bengaluru on Tuesday. PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak (PTI4_19_2016_000199B)

Kolkata, July 5 After a BJP-called a rally to submit deputation on the cut-money issue before the Asansol Municipal Corporation in West Bengal turned violent on Friday police lobbed tear gas shells and resorted to lathi-charge on the activists.

The police put up barricades at the West Burdwan district town at a point allowing only some of the representatives to move ahead but the political activists broke the restrictions and pelted stones, a senior officer of Asansol Durgapur Police Commissionerate said.

Following which Rapid Action Force and other officers resorted to lathi-charge. When that failed to control the mob, the cops lobbed tear gas shells.

“The situation is now under control,” he added.

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