Maha: 105 farmers arrested following protest against thermal plant

A local court remanded 105 farmers from the village Gulvanch in Sinnar taluka of Nashik district, who were protesting against a proposed power plant of Indiabulls, to police custody till April 20.

Updated: Apr 17, 2011, 22:19 PM IST

Nashik: A local court on Sunday remanded 105
farmers from the village Gulvanch in Sinnar taluka of Nashik
district -- who were protesting against a proposed power plant
of Indiabulls -- to police custody till April 20.

Locals are opposing a thermal power station project by
Indiabulls in a special economic zone (SEZ), as the lands in
13 villages around Gulvanch are being acquired for this.

Police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the protesters
yesterday, in which four farmers were injured.

Farmers also beat up police inspector Mangalsingh
Suryavanshi, police added, after which 105 of them were taken
into custody.

PTI