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Bhavnagar: 10 farmers injured, more than 50 detained during protests

The farmers were protesting against Gujarat Power Corporation Limited for taking away their land

ANI  |  Gujarat 

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DSP Bhavnagar said 40 tear gas shells were fired and 700 police personnel were deployed | Photo: @ANI Twitter

About 60 farmers were detained and 10 were injured after the police fired shells to control the crowd in Bhavnagar's Padva on Sunday.

The farmers were protesting against for taking away their land.

Raising slogans, the of a farmers' group alleged that the police manhandled the protesters, including women and children, and fired shells and used baton.

Addressing the media, The of Police (DSP) said, "700 police personnel were deployed, 40 shells were fired. We will talk with the farmers on the issue."

According to reports, The had acquired over 3,000 acres of land from about 1,200 farmers across 12 villages under the Ghogha taluka in around 20 years ago, to set up its proposed lignite plant. However, the company had not moved to build the plant in the area. The land had remained in the possession of the farmers who were cultivating it and recently took to opposing the company's bid to take possession of the land.

First Published: Sun, April 01 2018. 21:46 IST