Local farmers in Singur assault government officials

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Singur, Hooghly, Feb 25 (UNI) About a hundred local farmers at Bajemeliya village under Singur police station today assaulted government officials, including a Block Development Officer and a Panchayat Samity member, to voice protest against the Tata Motors small car project.

Officer in-harge Priyabrata Bakshi said the villagers assaulted BDO Prasenjit Chakraborty and Singur Panchayat Samity president Ranjit Mondol when they had gone to the village for undertaking the survey work of a road construction project.

The agitators also damaged two vehicles and pelted stones at the officials. Later, policemen rushed to the spot and rescued them.

A case had been registered in this connection and an investigation was on. However, no one had been arrested so far, the OC added.

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