Tension at TN airport as CPM partymen, police driver 'clash'

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Tiruchirapalli, Aug 13 (UNI) Tension prevailed here at the airport after altercation between the driver of a police vehicle and CPI (M)volunteers, who had come to receive Party General Secretary Prakash Karat.

Police said trouble started when a police van entered the airport premises in the wrong way. The driver allegedly abused the CPI (M) workers waiting there resulting in a free-for-all.

Angry partymen shouted slogans against the police with some hitting the vehicle with their hands.

In the melee, the driver attempted to move the vehicle which hit a group of volunteers standing in the front.

Following this, it was alleged some CPI(M) volunteers beat up the driver with a flag mast.

Realising the magnitude of the situation, party leaders and police officials rushed to the spot and restored normalcy.

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