Land clash looms large

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By OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
  • Published 29.07.13
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Two rival groups of the erstwhile Ranvir Sena and the CPI-ML (Liberation) are bracing for a showdown in at least four blocks of Bhojpur district over land possession.

The state and central intelligence agencies have also sounded an alert and urged the Bhojpur district authorities to remain vigilant and keep a close eye on the activities of the Left party and that of the Akhil Bharatiya Rashtrawadi Kishan Sangathan.

Intelligence inputs said the CPI-ML (Liberation) activists forcibly occupied about 138 acres and 46 acres of land and put up their flags in Sahar and Sandesh blocks. There were also reports of red flags at Sikraul and Diul villages in Bhojpur, Bikramganj in Rohtas and Maner in Patna districts.

The farmers’ union national president and son of former Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh “Mukhiya” — who was killed on June 1 last year — said he had given an ultimatum to the organisation concerned to remove the flags from the land within a week. “If they fail to do so within the stipulated time, the Sangathan would be compelled to take action against them,” he said.

Inspector-general (Patna) Sushil M. Khopde said instructions have already been issued to Bhojpur superintendent of police Satyavir Singh to take necessary measures.

Bhojpur SP Singh said action had been taken against some people for violating section 144 of the CrPC.