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Police lathicharge agitating farmers in Agra

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 23:39

Agra: Police used batons and burst tear gas shells to disperse the agitating farmers, protesting against the real estate firm at Kuberpur town in the district Wednesday.

Farmers were protesting against the allotments of plots for the Yamuna Expressway Township, saying that plotting should not be done as the matter is sub-judice.

Three farmers were arrested for rioting.

SSP Agra S C Bajpayee, said police acted with restraint but admitted of lathicharge, firing of tear gas and rubber bullets.

Agitated over police action, farmers sat over dharna on the Agra Expressway, and lifted it only after the DIG police assured them that arrested farmers would be released.


First Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 23:39

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