As many as 100 villagers and forest officers had been injured in an assault by alleged encroachers in Madhya Pradesh on Friday night, the police stated. The incident befell in Burhanpur, 328 km southwest of state capital Bhopal, the place the attackers used sling photographs and arrows, they additional stated.
Whereas three individuals sustained critical accidents of their heads and had been admitted to district hospital, others had been discharged after first help, stated MR Tarnekar, Further Superintendent of Police, Burhanpur.
The police registered a case towards 200 unidentified individuals for voluntarily inflicting damage to discourage public servants from performing their duties at Nepanagar police station on Saturday, stated Tarnekar.
Burhanpur district forest officer, Gaurav Chaudhary, stated, “Forest officers and residents of Ghaghrala village had gone to the Navra vary the place alleged encroachment befell by tribals, who not too long ago migrated from neighbouring districts in giant quantity. We had a report that greater than 200 tribal try encroach upon land by felling tree. Forest groups have requested them so many instances however each time they confirmed their aggressive behaviour. This was the fourth incident after they attacked the forest staff.”
“The native villagers, who’re opposing the encroachment, got here ahead to assist the forest staff on Friday however after they reached the positioning, the encroachers began pelting stones through the use of sling photographs and in addition attacked them with arrows,” he added.
Chaudhary stated there is likely to be an organised land mafia who’s utilizing these tribal for encroaching upon the land.
Nonetheless, Navra vary officer Gulab Singh claimed that police weren’t supporting them in anti-encroachment drive.
Refuting the allegations, ASP Tarniker stated, “It’s a delicate difficulty and we are able to’t take motion suddenly with out informing the authorities.”
“However on Friday when the tribal attacked forest staff and villagers, heavy police drive reached the spot and managed the state of affairs. Now, we now have requested the forest officers to carry a coordination assembly with district administration to have a correct technique to take care of them,” he added.