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Nindar Housing Project: Police takes protestors into custody

JDA starts road leveling work in the Nindar village.

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February 1, 2018, 11:53 am


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Jaipur: The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has started the road leveling work in the Nindar village of Jaipur. This is being done as per the plans of JDA to develop a housing complex in this village. The villagers have protested this move hence the JDA ensured that the work started under the watchful eyes of more than 250 police officials.

The planning work is being carried out in an area covering 20 bigha land that is being safeguarded by police. The police have also been patrolling the residential area of the village. The people of the village weren’t able to protest due to the presence of police. The women of the village though accused cops of manhandling them. These women have demanded an investigation into this matter.

The police have arrested 5 people including the coordinator of the Nindar Bachao Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, Nagendra Singh Shekhawat and the Director of this organization Kailash Behra. JDA has decided to ensure police presence in the region in order to avoid incidents like protests and land digging. The Deputy Commissioner of JDA, Rajkumar Singh, stated that the negotiations with the concerned parties have been carried out as per rules. He said that planning is being done to ensure that the farmers who surrendered their land are compensated as per the agreed terms.

Reportedly, the JDA hasn’t got the tender necessary to implement the project in this village. The work being done here is approved for a road in another area and not Nindar. JDA had given a tender to Alankar Construction Company for making a road in Jetpura, however, the project incharge Girdharilal Agrawal used this work order to start the work in Nindar. Agrawal has clarified that he received an approval for this from the JDA Commissioner.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Nindar Bachao Kisan Sangharsh Samiti has stated that the police arrested the members of his group without even informing their family members about it. He also stated that members were incorrectly arrested on other previous charges.

First published: November 13, 2017