Chaos outside former civic chief's house

Port Blair
23 Sep 2018

Violent protests were reported near the residence of the former Chairperson of Municipal Council, Mr IP Singh, on Sunday. As per sources, a  youth of Prem Nagar was reportedly beaten up by supporters of Mr Singh at around 7 pm after which relatives and residents of the former assembled at the spot in huge numbers. Before violent clashes erupted in the area, Police forces reached the spot and brought the situation under control. Sources say that during the recent  Ganesh idol immersion procession, a relative of Mr. Singh was allegedly beaten up some hooligans which led to the commotion today. A senior police official on conditions of anonymity told that an investigation has been ordered into the incident. The youth was taken to GB Pant Hospital where his condition is now reported to be stable. Further details can be shared only after a detailed inquiry into the incident, said the official. (EOIC)