Eight police personnel were injured in the incident. (Photo Credit: Twitter )
A protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens in the Muslim-dominated Shah-E-Alam area of Ahmedabad turnedc violent on Thursday, with at least five policemen getting injured in stone-pelting. The police lobbed teargas shells to disperse the mob of around 2,000 persons.
Assistant Commissioner of Police R B Rana was among the policemen injured in the stone pelting. A video clip aired by a local news channel showed agitators hurling stones at police vehicles. In the footage, some policemen at the site can be seen taking cover to save themselves from the stones coming from both sides of the road. Another video showed some people thrashing a policemen who fell down from a moving police bus. Ahmedabad police commissioner Ashish Bhatia said the situation was now under control.
Earlier on Thursday, Police lathicharged some people who gathered in Sardar Baug area to protest against the Citizenship Act and the National Register of Citizens. The protest was organised by Left parties, including the CPI and CPI(M), and organisations associated with them.