Several wounded as sugarmill security men, farmers clash

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Lakhimpur Kheri, Dec 25 (UNI) Scores of people were wounded in a clash between security guards of a sugarmill and farmers here today.

According to police, under the leadership of Congress activists, a mob of peasants were staging 'dharna' to demand quick payment to sugarcane dues infront of the Khambhar Kheda Sugarmill of Bajaj Hindustan Limited.

Soon the issue snowballed into a full-fledged clash, in which the security guards of the mill lathicharged the mob and fired indiscriminately in the air.

Later, the irate farmers also attacked the security guards, wounding several persons in the crowd.

Meanwhile, Congress district unit president Anand Mohan and other party leaders were arrested for disturbing peace in the area.


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