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People pelt stones at cops in Chamoli during protest for widening of road

Chamoli (Uttarakhand), Mar 02 (ANI): People pelted stones after police tried to stop the protesters at a barrier in Diwali Khal area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on March 01. They were going to hold protest demonstration demanding the expansion of 19-km road from Ghat to Nandprayag, near Garsain. While speaking to media, Chamoli SP Yashwant Singh Chauhan said, “When we tried to stop the protesters in Diwali Khal area, they tried to break barriers. When we dispersed them, they pelted stones at us in which many of our personnel were injured.” As per Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s Office, CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has taken cognizance of the incident in Chamoli’s Diwali Khal area and directed magisterial inquiry into the matter.