Greater Noida Police Firing




Shri Virender Dhadha, Senior Congress Leader Says, "Kisans came to Authority to press for higher compensatation, the leadership of the demonstrating farmers was wrong...police resorted to lathi charge, ...police firing...because even district administration guiding the force was wrong, It is a killing of a democracy..The incident of police firing is quite unfortunate and I condemn it in the strongest words. We have planned Maha Panchayat on 18th at Ghori, we will bring farmers even from Jewar Tehsil..The only solution is Hon'ble Chief Minister Ms Mayawati should come personally...listen to the demands of farmers the correct information is not being transmitted to the higher ups of the government. .In neighbouring state Harayana farmers sale 70% of the land to purchaser directly ...and 30% land is acquired by the government...there farmers sale the land Greater Noida Authority is acting as a broker."


100 political leaders arrested in Greater Noida


Two days after five farmers were killed in a clash with police in a Greater Noida village, around 100 leaders of different political parties were arrested on Friday when they attempted to march to the area flouting prohibitory orders....

The police arrested the political leaders when they attempted to barge into Ghori-Bachhera village where five farmers were killed in a clash with police Wednesday. The farmers were demanding adequate compensation for their land acquired by the government.

The leaders arrested include the Bharatiya Janata Party's Nawab Singh Nagar, former legislator from Noida, Ramesh Chand Tomar, former MP from Hapur, Sunil Sharma, Ghaziabad legislator; Satpal Yadav, former Bar Association president of Ghaziabad bar, Satpal Yadav, Jan Morcha leader, and Chaudhary Ajayvir Singh of the Rashtriya Lok Dal.


UP govt. orders probe into Greater Noida police firing

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday ordered a judicial probe into the Greater Noida police firing on farmers and increased the compensation of those killed in the incident.

"The decision of judicial probe has been taken on the directives of Chief Minister Mayawati," Principal Secretary Information Vijay Shankar Pandey told reporters here.

The probe will be conducted by a retired High Court judge.

He said the compensation of those killed in yesterday's firing has been increased to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 3 lakh announced earlier.

Pandey said a total of 15 farmers and 35 police men were injured in the incident and 19 persons were arrested by the police.

Pandey said four persons were killed in the firing and there was no policeman in the list of the deceased.

The government also announced Rs 15,000 to Rs one lakh as compensation to the injured persons.

When asked about the compensation of land acquired, Pandey said it was fixed only after an agreement with farmers in 2006



Rajnath Singh arrested on his way to Greater Noida

Uttar Pradesh BJP president Rajnath Singh was arrested on Thursday by the UP Police, while he tried to enter Greater Noida, where four persons were killed when police opened fire on farmers demanding enhanced compensation for their acquired land.

The administration did not allow the BJP chief as it feared that his visit could create trouble said the District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar.

Four persons were killed and 50 were injured, including 15 policemen, following clashes in an incident of police firing after the farmer's agitation turned violent near the Greater Noida Development Authority office on Wednesday.

The farmers were demanding an enhanced compensation for their land acquired in 2003 and 2005 for building housing colonies by the State Government on the lines of those acquired in 2008.

Security personnel resorted to lathicharge and lobbed teargas shells to control mob and police opened fire as violence continued. Source Economic times

66 farmers missing, say mourning Ghori Bachhera villagers

Ghori Bachhera village of Greater Noida sunk into mourning and anger Thursday, a day after at least four agitating farmers were killed in clashes with police, as villagers alleged 66 people were still missing.

‘As many as 66 people of Ghori Bachhera have gone missing since Wednesday’s carnage,’ said Bhopal Singh, a lawyer from the village.

‘The police picked up Subedar Ramesh Rawal, a critically injured farmer, from the hospital and also picked up his son Sandeep Rawal who had gone to see his father,’ he said, showing a list of the 66 people who, according to him, were yet to return home after the tragedy.

Over 10,000 people of Ghori Bachhera were in the mourning, he said. At a condolence meet, village leaders said the police used force and cremated the bodies of the four farmers killed.

Surendra Singh, a villager, said at a condolence meeting: ‘The policemen in the wee hours of Thursday barged into the houses of the farmers - Om Prakash, the husband of village council head Omwati, Jagdish and Raj Kumar, picked them up and asked them to receive the bodies, and threatened them.’

‘They also forced them to accept the compensation cheques for the deceased or face death,’ he said.

Many were still nursing their wounds.

‘I have never seen a day in my life as this. The police shot dead some of our people point blank. We cried for help, but they beat us mercilessly,’ said Mohan Rawal, 60, showing his wounded foot.

The deceased have been identified as Yogesh Rawal, 30, Gopal, 48, Manoj Rawal, 22, and Rajendra Sharma, 40.

Villagers contested the official claim that only four people were killed and said several more were shot dead.

They said they found the body of a 45-year-old villager, Satte, early Thursday morning in the fields near Meethapur village. ‘His body bore wound marks,’ said Surendra Rawal, a villager.

‘The police have not come to know about his body or else they would snatch it from us and cremate it as an unidentified body,’ he said.

Senior Superintendent of Police R.K. Chaturvedi said: ‘About 40 injured people are in different hospitals. The villagers should tell us about the other missing persons and we are willing to trace them. If anybody is saying that we are terrifying them, it is not true.’

Asked about the body of Satte found in Meethapur, Chaturvedi said it was a case of natural death.

The farmers were agitating Wednesday for a better compensation package for the land the Uttar pradesh government acquired in the village two years ago.

In state capital Lucknow, Chief Minister Mayawati announced a judicial probe into the incident. (Source IANS)



Greater Noida turned into fortress.....

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Injured being taken to Kailash Hospital in the ambulances....




greater Noida Authority Gole Chakker view

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GREATER NOIDA: Anger over denial of enhanced compensation for land acquired in Greater Noida from farmers in eight villages led to a bloody confrontation with police on Wednesday, resulting in the death of four farmers in police firing and one constable in the violence.

Hundreds of farmers demanding higher compensation for their farmland acquired in 2006 broke through six layers of police barricades and security to stone the cops guarding the office of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority to allegedly fire at them with countrymade weapons. The policemen fired back, killing four farmers.

The chairman of the authority, Lalit Srivastava, said that one cop was killed when he was run over by a tractor but the police were not willing to confirm the death.

The farmers also torched a police jeep and over half a dozen motorcycles in the area around the office of the authority. Police sources claimed that district police chief R K Chaturvedi, a subdivisional magistrate, a DSP and several other cops were injured in the stoning and brickbatting. Over two dozen people were arrested.

Coming under instant fire from Samajwadi Party chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav - who demanded registration of murder cases against those who had fired on the farmers - the Mayawati government strongly defended the police action.

Principal secretary, information, Vijay Shankar Pandey, said "antisocial elements" had indulged in violence and police had no option but to act tough. He said the government would deal with troublemakers firmly.

Pandey said the farmers' demand for revising the compensation given to them for in 2006 was unjustified. They had been given compensation at the then prevailing rate of Rs 382 per square metre but were now asking for Rs 850, which was effective only from April 1, 2007.

Authority chairman Srivastava told TOI that the land had been acquired for residential, IT and commercial use.

According to the Meerut police zone inspector general, Gian Singh, who reached Greater Noida after the violence broke out, "prohibitory orders, under Section 144 of CrPC, were in force but the farmers - a thousand of them had arrived in tractor trolleys and on foot - did not disperse at the first barricade. We kept warning them and they kept mowing down one barricade after another with tractors till they reached the very entrance to the authority." Source TOI