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Maha CM assures Nevali villagers of withdrawal of cases:

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

Chief Minister today assured a delegation of villagers from Nevali in Thane's Ambernath area that cases against them, for obstructing the from possessing a plot of land there last year, would be withdrawn.

The information was given in an official release by and senior Eknath Shinde who accompanied the delegation that met in today.

Several villagers were arrested on June 22, 2017 after they stopped the from taking possession of a 1,670 acre plot of land in Nevali that the claims as its own.

Agitating villagers, part of the Nevali Zameen Bachao Samiti, however, claim that the land was taken over by the British during World War II and was not returned to its original land-owners after the war ended.

Since Independence, the claims the land as its own.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 19:45 IST