20 people, 4 policemen injured in lathicharge

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Barasat, Oct 24 (UNI) At least 20 people, including four policemen, were injured in a police lathicharge following a clash between police and enraged mob at Pawankathi village in Bithary-Hakimpur Panchayat under Swarupnagar police station here today.

Police also fired at least three rounds after triggering 11 rounds of tear gas shells to disperse the violent mob.

Basirhat SDPO Subrata Ganguly, who rushed to the spot, sustained injuries in the clash.

Police said the incident occurred when police intervened after a group of consumers attacked a dealer's house and shop and set a jute godown afire.

Meanwhile, a section of the villagers attacked another ration shop near the Block Development Office of Habra II block at Guma.

Police soon rushed to the spot and dispersed the mob.

However, no one was arrested so far, police added.

UNI

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