Police lathicharge people protesting against eviction

11 Mar 2019

The police on Friday lathi-charged a mob protesting against eviction of illegal settlers in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police said. A mob of about 1500 people had gathered at Lankajam area under Barjangphar police station to protest against eviction in the area going on since March two last.
The mob started pelting stones at the officials and security forces engaged in removing people, who have settled illegally on government land. The police resorted to a mild lathi-charge to disperse the crowd and the situation which had turned tense was soon brought under control, the police added.
There was, however, no report of any injury. The district administration has so far demolished 646 houses, with 104 done on Friday. PTI