Friday, July 2, 2010
'Lathicharge wasn't on farmers'
BANGALORE: The government on Thursday clarified that police lathicharge on June 27 was against protesters trying to destroy public property, and not on farmers.
Police lathi-charged a group of people protesting on the Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) road. Their grievance: the government didn't invite a section of representatives to a meeting convened by chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on BMIC.
Home minister V S Acharya, replying to A S Patil (Congress) in the assembly on Thursday said people who faced police action were not farmers at all. They were a group of people causing damage to public property, besides disrupting traffic.
"Cases have been booked against over 30 people for causing damage and injuring 11 policemen, including one DySP, one sub-inspector, 3 ASIs. These protesters were threatening the users of BMIC road by holding iron rods and wooden logs," Acharya said. (TOI)