British flags in Chhatarpur: Police looking for mastermind

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2015 21:35 IST

Police are looking for the person/s who might be the brain behind the unique protest in Chhatarpur district on Friday, where villagers of Para Chowki staged a chakka jam at the national highway and waved British flags against excessive power cuts.

The police station in-charge of Matgua, KN Arjaria told HT that it did not seem possible that villagers could have thought of such a form of protest and police are conducting investigation to find out as to who might be brain behind the incident.

Action would then be initiated upon them, he said.

On Friday, case was registered against 20-odd villagers of Para Chowki after media flashed the news of their protest.

The villagers had told media that they were waving British flags as they thought during the Raj, grievances of people was heard and resolved in better way.

Para Chowki village, about 15 kilometers from the district headquarters Chhatarpur has been protesting for the past about two months against about 18 hours power cuts almost daily.

The villagers reportedly lodged complaints to the power distribution company several times. They also lodged complaints to the administrative officials and on the CM Helpline but to no avail.

The villagers had reportedly hoisted the flag one day earlier too at Chhatrasal square of Chhatarpur district headquarters.

District collector Chhatarpur Masood Akhtar said that he had directed the power distribution company to provide temporary connection to the village so that power supply could be smoothened.

Read:Power cuts prompt Chhatarpur residents to wave British flags, praise colonial rule

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