KOLAR: Tension prevailed at Ammavarpet in the city after protestors pelted stones at police who accompanied officials in a road-widening drive on Saturday.
Six police personnel, including an ASI, were injured following which police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse the mob.
The district administration has started the drive to demolish unauthorised structures on M B Road and pressed six JCBs into service. Police and DAR personnel were deputed to avert untoward incidents.
Business establishments and houses encroaching upon public space on the busy M B Road were removed. Traffic was blocked in some stretches of the road to facilitate easy completion of the drive.
However, as the JCBs started bringing down structures at Ammavarpet, a few persons pelted stones on the police personnel.
They were rushed to the SNR District Hospital