NH widening: Locals, police clash at Vengara
Vengara: Tension prevailed at AR Nagar here during the land acquisition for the widening of the National Highway project on Friday.
The clashes occurred when the locals protested against the land acquisition.
Police resorted to lathi charge when the protestors pelted stones. Women too joined the protests. A girl fell unconscious during the clash.
The survey procedures are being conducted under tight police protection as the protests by locals intensified.
Police used grenades against the agitators who burnt tyres and other items on the road.
Even though protests are happening at a particular area, the survey procedures are progressing on the Kolappuram side.