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UP land stir: NHRC team visits Bhatta Parsaul

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 10:26

Noida: A team of National Human Rights
Commission on Tuesday visited the Bhatta Parsaul village, which had
witnessed farmers agitation on land acquisition, and talked to
villagers to investigate alleged violation of human rights.

NHRC Senior SP Viplav Kumar led the seven-member
investigation team.
The team, which was at the village for six hours today,
was expected to visit to record the statements of victims of
alleged police atrocities and others.

The team from the investigation division of NHRC, led by
a Senior Superintendent of Police and comprising two deputy SP
and four inspector-rank officers, went to the affected areas,
according to the rights panel.

"Pained" over violence over land acquisition and
complaints of police atrocities in Greater Noida, the NHRC had
on May 12 said it will send an investigation team there.
The rights body had said it has received complaints about
police trespassing into villagers` houses, outraging women`s
dignity and mercilessly lathicharging farmers demanding more
compensation for their land acquired for a road project.

District Magistrate Deepak Aggarwal and senior police and
administrative officers accompanied the NHRC team which also
inquired from the officers about the situation which led to
the firing in which two farmers and two PAC men were killed on
May 7.


First Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 10:26

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