Peasants protest land acquisition for Cement plant

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 08:31 AM IST
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Police prevent Sunilam from joining the protest

OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL A Singur- like situation is arising in the Chinndwara district with the peasants and villagers protesting against the land acquisition for setting up of a power plant by the Adani group.

On Sunday, a Kisan Mahapanchayat was held in a village to discuss the issue and police allegedly used force to disperse the people.

Former Samajwadi party MLA Dr Sunilam was not allowed to attend the Mahapanchayat.

He was arrested at the Chinnwara Railway station, while on his way to attend the congregation and booked under IPC section 107, 116 and 151. arrested at the Chinndwara railway station. He was later taken to Nagpur.

Sunilam told Free Press that villagers had organised a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Chotra village in protest against the hundreds of acres land given to Adani group for setting up a power plant. The police showed its barbaric face and had even beaten up women protestors, claimed Sunilam.

He said that when he disembarked from the train at Chindwara train at 5.30 am to go to attend the Mahapanchayat police arrested him. Later he was taken to a distant Chindi village. In night, at 8 pm, he was dumped at Nagpur railway station. He said that police have CONTD. ON P 15

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