12 injured as BJP, Congress workers clash in Delhi

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 09, 2013 16:50 hrs

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) At least 12 people were injured in a clash between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers here Saturday evening after a heated argument at an official function, police said.

The incident was reported from Jagatram Park in east Delhi's Shakarpur around 3.30 p.m. where East Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit and Delhi Finance Minister A.K. Walia were to come for the inauguration of a sewer line.

"The clash began after BJP councillor B.B. Tyagi along with two other BJP councillors arrived there with their supporters and indulged in a heated argument with local Congress leaders," said a police officer.

"The argument became violent when the BJP supporters started manhandling and showing black flag to the Congress supporters," the officer said.

According to the officer, two people received head injuries while 10 others also injured in the attack.

"It is not yet ascertained whether these people belong to Congress or BJP," the officer added.

A case of rioting has been registered against the BJP workers and probe is on into the incident.

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