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10 injured as AAP supporters clash with police


New Delhi, Jan 21 :

At least 10 people, including a police official, were injured Tuesday when supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) clashed with the police during a sit-in here.

Over 100 AAP protestors Tuesday forcefully entered Rafi Marg that leads to the protest site after pushing through barricades, resulting in a clash with the cops.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday said he is determined to continue the protest near the Rail Bhavan, where he and his cabinet members were stopped Monday while on their way to the union home ministry to demand that the Delhi Police be brought under their control and action taken against five police officials.

Police tried to stop the advancing AAP volunteers who did not pay heed, resulting in a scuffle.

At least 10 people were injured in the clash and were taken to hospital.

Aam Aadmi Party supporters had earlier pelted stones at police officials here resulting in injuries to a constable, police said.

Constable Dinesh Gupta, who is posted at Mukherjee Nagar police station, received an injury near his eye and was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital where his condition is stable.

“They (AAP) are pelting stones intermittently. We will take legal action as required,” Joint Commissioner of Police Mukesh Kumar Meena told IANS.

A journalist, Nagendra Nath Mishra, who tried to enter the protest site was allegedly beaten up by police.



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