50 injured as land agitation turns violent in Noida
About 50 people were injured when an agitation by a group of farmers demanding adequate compensation for their acquired land in Greater Noida turned violent.Updated: Aug 13, 2008 15:37 IST
About 50 people, including seven policemen, were injured on Wednesday when an agitation by a group of farmers demanding adequate compensation for their acquired land in Greater Noida turned violent forcing police to open fire.
Farmers were on protest mode for the past few days demanding enhanced compensation for their land acquired in 2006 by the Uttar Pradesh government and the crowd turned violent this afternoon pelting stones at policemen.
Personnel present at the spot, who tried to control the mob, resorted to lathicharge and lobbing teargas shells to rein in the mob, a senior police official said.
As violence continued, police opened fire in which about 50 people were injured.
At least seven police personnel, including Noida Senior Superintendent R K Chaturvedi, were injured in the stone pelting, the official said.
There were unconfirmed reports claiming that there was firing from the protesters' side also.