After a BJP-called a rally to submit deputation on the cut-money issue before the Asansol Municipal Corporation in West Bengal turned violent on Friday police lobbed tear gas shells and resorted to lathi-charge on the activists.
The police put up barricades at the West Burdwan district town at a point allowing only some of the representatives to move ahead but the political activists broke the restrictions and pelted stones, a senior officer of Asansol Durgapur Police Commissionerate said.
Following which Rapid Action Force and other officers resorted to lathi-charge. When that failed to control the mob, the cops lobbed tear gas shells.
“The situation is now under control,” he added.