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BKU activists gherao senior railway official

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

Hundreds of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) activists gheraoed a senior railway official here, protesting over not providing compensation of acquired land to farmers in the district.

The general manager of division Kumar had come here for railway inspection and was held by protesters at the railway guest house for over three hours last evening.

The activists led by the district president of BKU-- Raju Ahlawat were protesting overnot getting full compensation of the acquired land of the farmers in the district.

Railway had acquired some land in the area for laying a new track besides the existing one. According to activists, farmers were not given full compensation in lieu of the land acquired by railways.

However, they left after getting assurance from railway authorities.

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 13:57 IST