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Calm prevails in Nashik village after canecharge on farmers

Last Updated: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 18:18

Nashik: A day after police resorted to
lathicharge on agitating farmers here, the situation remained
calm and under control in Gulvanch village of Sinnar taluka,
police said.
Four farmers were injured when police canecharged to
disperse them yesterday. They were protesting land acquisition
for a proposed SEZ here in North Maharashtra.

Police have registered offences against one hundred
farmers for obstructing ongoing project works and injuring a
police inspector Mangalsingh Suryavanshi of Sinnar after
allegedly beating him up in a temple.

The protesters also ransacked the camera of a electronic
media man who went to Gulvanch to cover the farmers agitation.
Suryavanshi has been admitted to a private hospital here.

People from 13 villages, especially farmers, who are
opposing a thermal power station project at Gulvanch closed
down Musalgaon-Gulvanch, Baragaon-Pimpri-Datali and Gulvanch-
Khopadi roads, police said adding now the situation is under
control and there have not reports of violence.


First Published: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 18:18
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