Five people arrested for attack on Panchayat Representative

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Nahan, Oct 6 (UNI) Five workers of a mining company here were today arrested for attacking panchayat members of Gojjar village for their refusal to provide No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the mine owner to run a stone crusher in the area.

Police arrested Tapender Singh, Sher Singh, Chattar Singh, Rajender Thakur and Arjun Singh, employees of Yamuna Mine and Mineral Company Stone Crusher, for the attack in which several people were injured.

It was alleged that the owner of stone crusher had obtained illegal NOC from an unauthorised person, which was objected to by the villagers and consequently, the Pardhan withdrew the NOC leading to the attack on Panchayat representatives.

The attackers, who had come on three vehicles with weapons to ''teach a lesson'' to the Panchayat members, were also injured in the clash, police said.

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