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Civic body chairperson, Hindu outfit leader booked for graveyard land grab bid

Press Trust of India  |  Sambhal (UP) 

The Municipal Corporation and a Hindu have been booked for allegedly attempting to a graveyard land here, police said.

The FIR was lodged against municipal corporation and local BJP leader Indu Rani, Hindu and 50 to 60 others, Circle Officer, Chandausi, Omkar Singh said.

They were booked following a complaint lodged by one Iftiqar, who alleged that Rani and Kishore along with the others arrived at the graveyard in Gandhi Park yesterday and tried to the land, he said.

Iftiqar also accused them of attempting to stoke religious emotions by instigating a particular community, Singh said, adding that a case has been registered and investigations are on.

Meanwhile, a of the corporation, K K Agarwal, has lodged a counter FIR alleging that some locals opposed the construction of a boundary wall in the area under the state government's beautification drive, the said.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 16:10 IST