5 women including a journalist booked for obstructing demolition drive

Updated: Dec 27, 2017, 09:46 IST | PTI

At least five persons, including a woman journalist, were booked today for allegedly obstructing a demolition drive being carried out by the BMC and manhandling a woman police constable at suburban Santa Cruz, police said

At least five persons, including a woman journalist, were booked today for allegedly obstructing a demolition drive being carried out by the BMC and manhandling a woman police constable at suburban Santa Cruz, police said. The incident occurred when the civic body was conducting a demolition drive at Ambedkar Nagar in Santa Cruz (East), an official said.

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As residents in the slum area started a protest against the action, journalist Priyanka Borpujari and other women also joined in, he said. Some slum-dwellers, including women, entered into a scuffle with BMC and police personnel, during which a woman protester allegedly bit a hand of the police constable, he said. An offence was registered against Borpujari and her four colleagues at BKC Police Station. Nobody was arrested so far, he said, adding that a probe is underway.

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