TEZPUR, April 19 - A tense situation has been prevailing in the labour line of Barjuli Tea Estate near Rangapara town under Rangapara Police Station in Sonitpur district following an incident of firing in the air to disperse a lockdown-violating mob in the said labour line last night.
According to information available, on receipt of information about violating norms of the ongoing lockdown in the area, personnel from Rangapara Police Station arrived at the spot and urged the gathering to go back to their homes in a bid to maintain the social distancing protocol.
However, instead of obeying the police, the people gathered there started arguing and refused to return back to their homes.
In the meantime, when police tried to push them back to their homes, the people, who had by this time converted into a virtual mob, started to attack the men in uniform and in retaliation police resorted to a light baton charge following which four persons sustained injuries.
As a fallout, the mob pelted stones on the police present. As the situation went out of control, additional forces were rushed to the spot.
However, in an effort to bring the situation under control, police were compelled to fire in the air.
Those injured were subsequently rushed to a local hospital. Later, senior police and administration officials rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation.