Villagers pelt cops with stones on Delhi-Gurugram border

Gurugram, May 20 (IANS) Hundreds of residents of a village on the Delhi-Gurugram border pelted police with stones after the latter denied them entry into the Haryana city. There was no report of any injury on both sides.

The incident took place on the Palam Vihar border connected to Bijwasan in Delhi.

According to a district official, residents of Salahpur Khera village adjoining the Gurugram border tried to enter Gurugram forcibly even though the border was sealed on the direction of the Gurugram District Magistrate.

As nearly 1,000 villagers who had gathered at the spot were stopped from moving into Gurugram around 9am, it led to a fracas between the two sides, following which the villagers threw stones at police.

“Keeping in view the stone-pelting incident, we have deployed additional police to tackle the situation,” said Gurugram Police PRO Subhash Bokan.

After the Delhi government allowed shops to reopen subject to certain conditions, residents on both sides of the Delhi-Gurugram border move between the two cities for trade and other jobs. They have demanded smooth passage on the inter-state border.

The Gurugram authorities have claimed that number of coronavirus-infected persons in the district had increased due to people moving in from Delhi.

Gurugram has so far reported 220 positive cases, including 102 active and admitted in different hospitals.



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