UP land stir: NCW demands CBI enquiry

The National Commission for Women, Thursday, demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into the police brutalities against women and children in Bhatta Parasul village.

Updated: May 12, 2011, 13:16 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women, Thursday, demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into the police brutalities against women and children in Bhatta Parasul village.

Condemning police action against farmers in Gautam Buddha Nagar, National Commission for Women acting chairperson Yasmeen Abrar said, “She was horrified to see the situation in Bhatta Parasul.”

Describing the beating of women and children as a national shame, Abrar asked the state government to order a CBI enquiry into the police brutalities.

Meanwhile, NCR Zone Meerut ADG Gurbachan Lal has called the police brutalities allegations false.

Four persons, including two policemen, were killed in Saturday`s clashes between police and farmers in Greater Noida. The place has turned into a political battleground for parties which have flayed the Uttar Pradesh government`s land acquisition policy.

Bhatta Parsaul has been witnessing stray incidents of violence this year over the issue of land acquisition meant for various projects of the Mayawati government. The district police have arrested 22 farmers of the village.