Noida Development Authority staff assaulted by farmers
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 22:56
  
Noida: Farmers of a village in Noida on Saturday assaulted two government employees who had gone there to conduct a survey of land under unauthorized occupation even as around one hundred peasants were detained while taking a silent march to Bhatta Parsaul villages.

Two Noida Development Authority staff Sunil Kumar and Lala Ram were attacked by residents of Sadarpur village at around 5.30 pm when they tried to take measurement of land under unauthorised occupation there.

Farmers claimed the land was their abadi land (land where settlements are located) whereas the employees insisted that it was Authority land encroached by farmers who had been compensated in return for their land decades ago.

The employees, who received minor injuries in the attack, later lodged a complaint with the police. Some persons have been detained by the police in connection with the incident.

Over one hundred farmers were detained about 200 metres away from the collectorate in Greater Noida while taking out a silent march to Bhatta Parsaul villages, the epicentre of a recent farmers' stir over land aquisition in which four persons were killed in clashes between police and protestors.

They had covered the distance forcibly by pushing the police force. However, they were taken to the police line and released later.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 22:56


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