ITANAGAR, July 21 - The dharna staged by BJP workers here turned violent when the protesters allegedly started hurling stones at police, who resorted to �mild� baton charge and lobbed teargas shells to disperse them. Two police vehicles were reportedly damaged and two cops sustained injuries, according to police.
The BJP workers under the banner of Jan Andolan Committee (JAC) were staging the dharna today at Naharlagun, around 300 metres away from the Assembly Secretariat when the closing day of the House session was in progress, in protest against the alleged financial mismanagement in the State.
The BJP-backed JAC has been demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for his alleged role in financial mismanagement, declaration of financial emergency in the State and institution of a probe by CBI or CVC into the alleged fiscal irregularities.
The situation turned violent when District Magistrate of Capital Complex forcibly took away JAC chairman Tame Phassang which prompted the BJP workers to resort to stone-pelting. � Correspondent