2 arrested, 200 booked for pelting stones at police during demolition drive in Khori

A resident claimed that the officials arrived with bulldozers at 10 am and misbehaved with locals. 

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Residents have alleged that police lathicharged them, set two makeshift shelters on fire and damaged their belongings, adding that some people sustained minor injuries.

Vimal Bhai, an environmental activist, working for the rights of displaced people in Khori, said, “Instead of rehabilitating the people of Khori and providing them with amenities at Dabua colony, the authorities are resorting to force and lathicharging poor people. To harass them further, police have filed an FIR against people of Khori village.”

The Faridabad Police arrested two people and booked 200 people for allegedly pelting stones and assaulting police personnel while municipal corporation officials were carrying out a demolition drive to clear encroachments from forest land in Khori village Wednesday.

On the complaint of Kartar Singh, an FIR was registered on Wednesday under IPC sections 148 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 186 (obstructing public servant), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 427 (mischief causing damage) at Suraj Kund police station.