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Anti-encroachment drive turns violent in Jaitpur

delhi Updated: May 18, 2010 00:10 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi police resorted to lathi charge on Monday afternoon to control a mob in Jaitpur in South Delhi.

The crowd was protesting against the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for carrying out a demolition drive against encroachments in the area.

Police said a large contingent of police personnel accompanied DDA officials to Jaitpur village where the DDA had previously announced that it will conduct a three-day demolition drive against encroachments.

DDA officials said the drive will continue for the next two days, for which they have sought extra police protection. DDA officials said on Monday, the outer walls of three illegal farmhouses were demolished. Three illegal buildings were also brought down in the drive.