Bangalore: Six persons, including five
policemen, were injured after farmers protesting the arrest of
some of the members hurled stones at police in Ramanagaram
district, prompting them to batoncharge.
Farmers at Hemmigepura were protesting against the arrest
of some of the members who demanded participation in a
high-level meeting to discuss land issue for Bangalore Mysore
Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMIC), police said.
The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa
The farmers are against acquisition of more lands for
A large number of farmers and local political leaders
blocked the BMIC Road and hurled stones at police vehicles and
"ransacked" the toll gate of the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor
Enterprise, police said, adding they had to batoncharge to
control the situation.
A farmer was injured during the clash, sources said.
About 20 farmers were arrested in connection with the
Inspector General of Police (Central) Kamalpant said the
agitators were told not to block the road and stage their
protest by the roadside. But they defied the police and threw
stones at policemen, injuring five of them.