A scuffle had broken out on Wednesday between the police and locals during the anti-encroachment drive in the area.
"People didn't leave the area even after the drive started. Two women pelted stones on our team and manhandled them. We tried talking to them but they refused to listen. So, our officers were forced to put them inside the service vehicles," Jagtap said.
"We have been conducting an anti-encroachment drive across the city. We have taken actions against encroachment in the area around 8-10 times so far but it is still happening," he added.