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Posted at: Jun 14, 2018, 12:14 AM; last updated: Jun 14, 2018, 12:14 AM (IST)

Clash leaves 7 injured in Parwanoo

SHO forced to brandish his pistol in the air to disperse the violent mob

Tribune News Service

Solan, June 13

Clash was witnessed between the warring transport unions — the Parwanoo Cooperative Transport Society and the Canter Union in Parwanoo — where a canter and two Bolero vehicles were damaged by the rival groups and seven persons were injured at 12 noon in Parwanoo.

Though peace was brokered between the two unions after long discussions with the local administration on Tuesday, it failed to sustain for long. The situation turned volatile when the rival group damaged four vehicles belonging to the canter union, which were being loaded in various parts of the town. A violent clash which ensued near the Kasauli Chowk between the two groups injured seven persons and the SHO had to brandish his pistol in the air to disperse the violent mob.

Taken unaware as the situation was peaceful earlier in the day, the police had to rush to control the situation at the Kasauli Chowk. A police force was later deployed outside the offices of the two transport unions to avert any further flare up.

Ajay Rana, DSP, Parwanoo, said seven persons had sustained injuries and their medical examination was being conducted. He said cross cases under relevant sections of the IPC would be registered after receipt of the medical reports of the injured as complaints had been received from both groups.

With both groups failing to reconcile to the existing situation, an uneasy calm continued to prevail in the town.

The Parwanoo Industries Association, meanwhile, demanded permission to make alternative arrangements for transporting their industrial goods in the wake of an indefinite strike announced by the local transport unions for the past three days.

Sarthak Taneja, general secretary, Parwanoo Industries Association, in a representation to the Chief Minister sent said disturbance had been caused in the regular operation of the industry following suspension of transportation work and the industry was unable to dispatch its goods to different parts of the country.

In view of this exigency, the association had sought permission to make alternative arrangement like engaging vehicles from other states on their own. However, the association has demanded security for such vehicles as various transporters have expressed concern over lifting material from Parwanoo in the absence of adequate security.

A communication regarding the same has also been sent to the Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and the DSP, Parwanoo.

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