Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Officials attacked during anti-encroachment drive

Press Trust of India / Muzaffarnagar (UP) September 10, 2012, 15:45

Several officials were injured during an anti-encroachment drive in neighbouring Shamli district when the protesting residents started pelting stones on the government team, officials said here today.

Ther incident occurred in Datheda village yesterday when a team of revenue officials had gone to remove encroachment from a panchayat land, SDM Mahendra Kumar said.

A case has been registered against 48 people, including 23 women, for attacking the officials, he said.

Security has been stepped up in the area and additional police personnel have been deployed.

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