NOIDA: Opposition to an anti-encroachment drive in Salarpur village got here dangerously near violence after some locals allegedly threatened to throw acid on a group of Noida Authority officers whereas others protested on Wednesday.
Officers from the Noida Authority, who had been accompanied by the police and a bulldozer, suspended the drive to take away unlawful building and retreated after round 4 hours when some villagers additionally threatened to pour acid on themselves. Nobody was injured.
A grievance was subsequently filed by lekhpal Vinay Kumar and Noida Authority junior engineer Sundar Lal in opposition to three residents – two girls and a person – for allegedly obstructing authorities work and for unlawful encroachments underneath the Prevention of Injury to Public Property Act.
An FIR is but to be filed. Deputy commissioner of police (central) Harish Chandar advised TOI: “We’re investigating the case. There have been claims that villagers had threatened to pour acid on themselves.”
In keeping with the grievance, the Noida group comprising officers of labor circle 7, the land information division and cops reached the village with a bulldozer on Wednesday morning. Quickly after, villagers gathered in giant numbers and requested officers to cease the drive.
An aged girl and a person recognized as Deepak Bhati climbed a boundary wall that was to be demolished because it was constructed on 50,000sqm land that had been earmarked for growth work by the Noida Authority, officers stated within the grievance.
Carrying a bucket, they allegedly advised the group that they’ll throw acid on the officers if the anti-encroachment drive wasn’t referred to as off. In addition they allegedly misbehaved with the work circle officer and the tehsildar
“There was an illustration by the individuals in opposition to the motion on the spot, which was stopped by the police power, however some men and women misbehaved with the authority group and obstructed authorities work… An try was made by Deepak Bhati to throw a bucket stuffed with acid on the Authority’s group,” in response to the police grievance. “Efforts had been made a number of instances to take away the encroachment. Notices had been additionally issued to the encroachers, however unlawful building was performed stealthily through the evening,” the grievance provides.
Officers stated the group left the realm, although a lot of the wall had been introduced down by then, after some villagers later threatened to pour acid on themselves.