Fasting farmer leader Tevatia hospitalised

Four people were killed in a clash on May 7 between farmers and police in Bhatta-Parsaul village in Greater Noida.

Updated: Sep 17, 2011, 20:25 PM IST

Ghaziabad: Jailed farmer leader Manveer
Singh Tevatia, who was observing a fast in Dasna prison for
last six days, has been shifted to jail hospital after his
condition deteriorated.

"Tevatia was taking lemon water and `gur` (jaggery) for
the last six days. He fainted last night and was rushed to the
jail hospital...He has was put on glucose...," Jail
Superintendent Viresh Raj Sharma said.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Parvez Hashmi today came to
visit him in prison but authorities did not permit him to meet
the ailing farmer leader, officials said.

After that, Hashmi with his supporters sat on a protest
in front of the Dasna jail, leading to his detention by the
police. He was released later, police said.

Tevatia was arrested in Delhi in July by Uttar Pradesh
police in connection with the farmers` agitation in
Bhatta-Parsaul.

Four people were killed and at least 15 injured in a
clash on May 7 between farmers and police in Bhatta-Parsaul
village in Greater Noida.

PTI