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Congress leader Raj Babbar detained for joining farmers’ protest in Ghaziabad

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar along with farmers protested over non-payment of compensation after losing their land in Mandola village in Ghaziabad district.

delhi Updated: Jan 10, 2018 18:03 IST
Uttar Pradesh Congress president Raj Babbar was detained by police during a farmers’ movement in Mandola. (ANI Twitter)
Uttar Pradesh Congress president Raj Babbar was detained by police during a farmers’ movement in Mandola. (ANI Twitter)

Police detained Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar on Wednesday after he joined a protest by farmers demanding compensation for losing their land in Mandola village in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district.

Raj Babbar reached Mandola and staged a protest along with the farmers despite a police request not to go to the village.

“Raj Babbar was, therefore, taken into custody along with about 100 Congress workers. He has been lodged in a guest house in Vasundhara (in Ghaziabad),” superintendent of police Arvind Maurya said.

The administration apprehended law and order problems if he was allowed to continue his rally, said Maurya.

The farmers are up in arms over non-payment of compensation for their land acquired by the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corp for the upcoming Tronica City industrial township.