Pune firing: 8 farmers held for attacking cops

Eight farmers have been arrested for allegedly attacking policemen and damaging property during a protest in Maval near here in which three agriculturists were killed, police said on Friday.

Updated: Aug 12, 2011, 19:52 PM IST

Pune: Eight farmers have been arrested
for allegedly attacking policemen and damaging property during
a protest in Maval near here in which three agriculturists
were killed, police said on Friday.
Five of them were apprehended yesterday and three
today, they said.

The farmers, all from Kale village in Maval taluka,
were charged with attacking police personnel and damaging
their property during the agitation on Tuesday, they said.

Those arrested have been identified as Maruti Kisan
Gardale (30), Shankar Malhari Landge (40), Ravi Kisan Gardale
(25), Kiran Khandu Waghmare (21), Pramod Dnyaneshwar Dalvi
(23), Shekhar Maruti Dalvi (23), Nitin Maruti Dalvi (27) and
Kisan Vishnu Gardale (53).
Three farmers were killed and several others injured
in police firing in Maval following protests over a water
pipeline project.

PTI