Asansol: Tension broke out at Burnpur in Asansol on Friday when IISCO demolished temporary shops which was illegally built on its land.
IISCO demolished several temporary shops which were built on its own land at the Burnpur Bazaar area, on Thursday night. As a protest, the locals burnt tyres from Tribeni crossing to the Station road and also the Burnpur Bazaar. They posed a protest at the road by burning tyres, for atleast 3 hours. Later on the protest was lifted after assurance from the police and the concerned authorities.
According to IISCO, they had sent notices to the businessmen to clear the area of their temporary shops. But it was all in vain. Hence they took the decision of demolishing them.