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BJP workers block buses of IPL players

BJP workers protesting against spot-fixing in IPL matches blocked the buses of IPL players at the entrance of the Gahunje Stadium at around 2.30 pm on Sunday.

Written by Sushat Kulkanri | Pune |
May 20, 2013 2:56:50 am

BJP workers protesting against spot-fixing in IPL matches blocked the buses of IPL players at the entrance of the Gahunje Stadium at around 2.30 pm on Sunday.

The stadium was the venue for the match between Pune Warriors India and Delhi Daredevils that was set to begin at 4 pm. The police had to use force to clear the way for the buses.

Pune rural police said hundreds of BJP workers led by MLA Bala Bhegde had come to stadium premises before the match. They were staging protest near the entrance number 2.

“We have reports that they stopped the two buses carrying the players. We have started recording the statements of the drivers and other people in the bus. I have asked my squads to check if permissions were sought for the protests. A case will be registered after we verify all the facts,” said SP Manojkumar Lohiya. An officer who was on duty at the spot said the workers had blocked the bus for more than five minutes.

“They were raising slogans against spot-fixing and demanding that IPL matches be stopped,” the officer said.

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