Five injured in lathicharge on VHP activists in Panchkula

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Panchkula, Sep 12 (UNI) Five people were injured when the Haryana police resorted to lathicharge against activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the BJP protesting against the Sethusamudram project here today.

Haryana BJP vice-president Gian Chand Gupta, BJP's Rashtriya Kisan Morcha treasurer V K Sood and VHP leader Ishwar Jindal were among those injured.

Police resorted to lathicharge when VHP and BJP activists came on the railway track to block the movement of trains at Sector 19 railway intersection and some of the protestors indulged in stone-pelting police fired rubber bullets to disperse the irate demonstrators.

Superintendent of police Sandeep Khirwar said the situation was under control and one would be allowed to disturb peace in the district.


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