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Azam assures Bhatta farmers of withdrawal of cases

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 00:00

Greater Noida: SP leader Azam Khan on Monday visited Bhatta village, which came to limelight due to farmers` stir over land acquisition last year, and assured that cases against "innocent" farmers slapped by the previous Mayawati government would be withdrawn soon.

"Process of withdrawing the cases against innocent farmers was on and cases would be scrapped soon," said the state urban development minister.

He also asked the district authorities to expedite probe into the case of a missing girl in the village, sources said.

The girl, daughter of a villager Yaqoob, went missing on February 18.
Yaqoob had alleged that the police was not co-operating in the case.

A clash took place on May 7 last year between police and farmers, agitating over acquisition of land by the then Mayawati government. Four persons, including two policemen, were killed in the incident.

First Published: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 00:00

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