RLD demands judicial probe into police, farmers clash in UP

Last Updated: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 15:33

Ghaziabad: The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)
on Sunday demanded a probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into
clashes that broke out between security personnel and
agitating farmers in Uttar Pradesh over land acquisition row.

"The Uttar Pradesh government has been acquiring the
farmers` land without their consent and without fixing the
rate of land,” RLD state chief Baba Hardev Singh said.

"There should be a probe by a sitting Supreme Court
judge into the clashes," he said.

The clashes had erupted yesterday in Gautam Buddha
Nagar district when security personnel tried to rescue three
roadways employees held hostage by agitating farmers demanding
better compensation for their acquired land.


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First Published: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 15:33

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