The hostage crisis in Greater Noida, where farmers have taken a bus full of passengers as hostage, turned violent on Saturday (May 7). Police forces resorted to the use of lathicharge and tear gas shells on agitating farmers, who yesterday held three employees of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC). The clashes between the farmers, who today took 2 police officials hostage, and security forces left several injured.
The farmers have been demanding that only half their lands should be acquired and the rest should be handed over to the farmers after development. They also want 25 per cent reservation for farmers in all schemes of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna expressway. Apart from this, farmers also want the authorities to give 120 sq m plots to landless farmers and a compensation of Rs 5 lakh.
The transport officials had gone to survey for new bus routes in Bhatta Parsaul Greater Noida. The villagers even threatened to disrupt the F1 racing track and Yamuna expressway projects today.
The farmers have refused to talk to the district administration and said that they would only release the officials after UP chief minister Mayawati intervenes in the matter.
Earlier, agitating farmers of Bhatta Parsaul village had on March 26, 2011 held hostage two government officials.
The incident took place on Friday morning when two officials Durgesh Bhardwaj, Niranjan Das and their driver Jitender went to conduct a survey for a new bus route between Noida-Dankaur-Jhajjhar road in a UPSRTC bus. As the reached the Bhatta Parsaul area, the agitating farmers stopped the bus and held the occupants hostage. The victims were taken to a nearby residence and locked. Farmers have also threatened to set the bus afire if their demands are not met.
Shri Dinesh Sharma Director Kailash Hospital saiud Shri Deepak Aggarwal is in ICU and is under proper medical care of specialist team . Report also says that SSP Shri Surya nath Singh hand also hit the bullet and is also being treated there.