13 hurt in clash at Bokaro Steel Plant

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Ranchi, Jul 30: In a clash with security personnel nearly 13 people were injured on Friday, Jul 30 at the Bokaro Steel Plant in Jharkhand.

When officials of the Bokaro steel plant tried to put up a gate near the boundary wall, around 500 residents came out in protest against the move.

The situation turned ugly when the protesters started pelting stones on the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel and the magistrate on duty.

Magistrate Manoj Jasiwal and five security men were injured.

In order to control the situation, the CISF then used baton and opened fire to disperse the mob. Seven protesters were injured and two of them are said to have sustained bullet injuries.

"We are unable to understand the reason of protest as the Bokaro Steel Plant, the district administration and the local people had agreed for relocation. As per the understanding, the district administration would provide land and the plant would help financially to construct houses," Bokarao Steel Plant spokesperson, Sanjay Tewary told.

Residents say they would be unable to go out of the campus if the gate was established.

According to the sources nearly 348 families reside in Addkyari illegally, and under the expansion plan, the steel plant started constructing a boundary wall and gate.

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