FIR against over 50 people after Greater Noida villagers attack cops, break windows of four govt vehicles during Jewar airport land acquisition drive

Over 50 people were booked on Monday for rioting and assaulting policemen and a sub-divisional magistrate during a land acquisition drive in Greater Noida for the upcoming Jewar airport, police said

Press Trust of India January 28, 2020 09:37:54 IST
FIR against over 50 people after Greater Noida villagers attack cops, break windows of four govt vehicles during Jewar airport land acquisition drive

Noida: Over 50 people were booked on Monday for rioting and assaulting policemen and a sub-divisional magistrate during a land acquisition drive in Greater Noida for the upcoming Jewar airport, police said.

A team of the district administration had gone to Dayanatpur village to acquire land for the project when a clash broke out between them and the villagers, the police said. "SDM Jewar, Gunja Singh, and three policemen suffered minor injuries in the clash, while windows of four government vehicles were damaged during stone pelting," a police official said.

An FIR has been registered at the Jewar police station following a complaint by the sub-divisional magistrate, the official said. "Thirty-four people have been named in the FIR, while another 20-25 unidentified people have been booked," he added.

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