Police use water, batons to control India protest

AP News
Posted: Aug 09, 2011 8:34 AM
Police use water, batons to control India protest

Police are using bamboo batons and water canons to control thousands of angry protesters marching in New Delhi against a slew of corruption scandals plaguing the government.

The crowd outside the Parliament building Tuesday supports India's main opposition party. Angry scenes also took place inside Parliament as Bharatiya Janata Party lawmakers chanted against the government.

A recent audit slammed India's preparations of last year's Commonwealth Games as flawed, costly and riddled with favoritism.

The audit could result in criminal prosecutions and has added to the woes of the already scandal-plagued ruling Congress party. A former government minister has also been charged with fraud and forgery related to a 2008 sale of cellular licenses.