Angry villagers of Basai also torched vehicles and blocked the Gurgaon-Dhankot road in protest against the demolition drive.
They stoned members of the demolition squad from the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon and attacked an employee with a rod. Most officials fled from the scene to save their lives.
The residents alleged that while the authorities didn't act against politically influential people developing illegal colonies, only villagers were harassed even if their construction was on their own land.
The trouble began Thursday when the demolition squad led by joint municipal commissioner Veena Hooda reached Basai village along with police and started demolishing unauthorised structures on Garhi road.
Soon a clash broke out. The mob torched the cars of Hooda and executive engineer Raman Sharma. Authorities then sent a large police force. Ten of the rioters have been named.
--IANS (Posted on 22-08-2013)