Violence erupts after Huda officials try to raze houses for road in Sec 47
Six Huda officials and police personnel and around 25 villagers were injured in a clash on Tuesday afternoon over a demolition drive in Fatehpur Jharsa village, Sector 47.Updated: Jun 08, 2011 01:07 IST
Six Huda officials and police personnel and around 25 villagers were injured in a clash on Tuesday afternoon over a demolition drive in Fatehpur Jharsa village, Sector 47.
Two vehicles were also set on fire by protesters when the demolition squad tried to raze the houses to make way for a new master road.
Huda made two attempts to remove the houses on Tuesday afternoon.
“Hundreds of policemen came here with Huda officials to demolish our homes. We have been living here for years and Huda asked us to leave this place without issuing any notice. They brutally beat us and demolished our homes. They also set them on fire and lathicharged on the women and children,” said Bado Devi (60), who has been living here for the past 40 years.
However, according to Huda, a one month notice was served to vacate the place earlier.
On the other hand, the police have denied any brutal action against the villagers.
“We were providing security to the Huda team. We did not hurt anyone,” said SS Deswal, Gurgaon police commissioner.
Though HUDA has been trying to remove the houses for construction of a road, public protest has led to failure on all accounts.
They were presented with an offer to vacate the place in exchange of land or flats, but the villagers refused, a HUDA official said.
“The locals themselves set their homes on fire. They also pelted stones. Apart from that, they gutted two vehicles,” said a police official.
The city police have registered a case against unknown persons for obstructing public servants in performing their duties, said a police official.
First Published: Jun 08, 2011 01:05 IST