The cab driver was said to have been driving against traffic.
The incident caused a major gridlock in the area as some people were seen throwing stones and tyres at the police van, dismantled their car and looted all the illegally seized motorcycles.
Afterwards, policemen in a convoy arrived the scene and fired shots into the air to scare the protesters, who took to their heels.
The witness took a few videos before the police started shooting at the mob that formed in protest.
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