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Police enter Nandigram villages

Cops will set up camps in Nandigram which has witnessed violence over the land acquisiton for the proposed SEZ.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2007 12:54 IST

The police on Tuesday began to move into the villages of Nandigram in East Midnapur district, to set up camps for restoring peace in the trouble-torn area which remained incident free since Monday night.

IG (Western Range) Arun Gupta said no incidents of violence had been reported from Nandigram since Monday night.

Unconfirmed reports, however, said unidentified men hurled bombs at Sarberia village on Monday night.

The first camp will be set up at Hazra Kata where a bridge was damaged to stop the police from entering the village, police said.

People, however, shouted anti-police slogans when they saw the personnel arriving in the area for setting up the camp.

Road blocks have been put up at some places on the road from Nandigram to Hazra Kata and the police had to march in those stretches.

Nandigram has witnessed violence over the land acquisiton for the proposed Special Economic Zone with the Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee spearheading the agitation by farmers.

First Published: Jan 09, 2007 12:54 IST