Bengaluru, March 18:A violent clash broke out between Congress and BJP workers in Karnataka over installed banners where both groups attacked each other. The incident took place on Friday in Bengaluru's Govindrajnagar constituency after BJP workers allegedly protested against the banners that were put up by Congress workers for a Women's convention event at BGS ground.
According to the reports, the party members pelted stones and attacked each other with sticks resulting in massive injuries. Police had to intervene and use lathi charges in order to get the situation under control. Laxman B. Nimbargi, DCP, West Division, Bengaluru confirmed the incident and said that several police officers also were injured amid the brawl.
"Both groups pelted stones as well, and our police personnel also got injured. 3 FIRs have been registered in connection with the incident. Further investigation is being done," said DCP.
The saga bagan as members of the Congress party gathered at the venue in Bengaluru on Friday to install the event banners. The BJP members, however, objected to it. This led to a disagreement that quickly escalated into a violent fight.
The workers flung sticks and hurled stones at one another. The Police was informed about the incident who arrived at the spot and deployed lathi charges to subdue the crowd. The injured members were meanwhile transported to the hospital by the police, and each one was eventually released following treatment.
The Congress party event was scheduled to be held on March 19. At present, three FIRs have been registered in the matter. Further investigations are meanwhile underway.