Chhatarpur Farmer Lays Down In Front Of JCB To Stop His Land From Getting Destroyed

The incident shows similarities with the Guna episode of police brutality from yesterday.

Neel Raju Nalawade

July 17, 2020

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A farmer in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh was seen laying down in front of a JCB that had come to destroy his land. The farmer in question did not suffer any injuries, but he described the reason for this behaviour to be forced land acquisition. This incident comes hot on the heels of the shocking incident in Guna where a couple was ruthlessly beaten after they had consumed pesticides to protest against their land acquisition.

The Chhatarpur incident had apparently taken place last Sunday. The district Collector has completely refuted any claims of misbehaviour with the farmer. Sheelendra Singh, Collector, Chhatarpur, said “The news about the incident near the National Highway that some outlets are running is not true, according to me. The incident happens to be around three to four days old.” He further revealed that the entire compensation amount has already been paid to the farmer. 

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