At least two injured during an anti-encroachment drive in Uttar Pradesh

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Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), June 28(ANI): At least two people were injured in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district, on Sunday, as an anti-encroachment drive in a slum locality in the area went haywire.

Locals alleged that the Ghaziabad Development Authority officials had arrived there to demolish their houses without any prior notice to them and the police were alleged to have baton-charged residents of the slums.

"The policemen beat us up. We were baton-charged by the police. Two to three women have received injuries on their heads," said Ram Pratap, a slum dweller.

Meanwhile, the police contended that the policemen were forced to baton-charge as the people started pelting stones on them.

They also mentioned that the slum dwellers themselves set their huts on fire.

Consequently, a number of policemen have been deputed in the locality to control the situation. (ANI)

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