Farmer leader Tevatia on fast-unto-death
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 17:46
Ghaziabad: Farmer leader Manveer Singh Tevatia, who is lodged in Dasna jail here, on Sunday went on a fast-unto-death protesting registration of false cases against him, a jail official said.

Tevatia has demanded withdrawal of all alleged false cases registered against him and other farmer leaders and immediate halt of land acquisition process in Uttar Pradesh, jail superintendent Viresh Raj Sharma said.

He also wants that the acquired land should be returned to the farmers, Sharma said, adding that his demands have been conveyed to the district administration.

Meanwhile, senior BJP leader and local MP Rajnath Singh yesterday requested Tevatia to suspend his fast as his services were required by the farmers.

Tevatia was arrested in July for allegedly inciting a clash between farmers and policemen in Bhatta-Parsaul villages in Greater Noida in which four people were killed.


First Published: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 17:46

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