Agitating farmers turn violent, 15 injured
Mathura, Mar 22 (UNI) Fifteen people, including policemen, were today injured when a group of farmers, demanding compensation for their crops damaged in hailstorm, turned violent and pelted stones at a police station in this district of Uttar Pradesh.
According to District Magistrate T N Singh, the agitating farmers blocked the Marthura-Aligarh Road near Raya town demanding compensation.
The blockade was lifted following assurance from the administration.
He said the farmers, however, turned violent after they were allgedly instigated. They threw stones at the police station, causing injuries to Mr Singh and senior police official Prashant Kumar. Several vehicles were also damaged in the incident.
Police had to fire in the air to disperse the mob.
More than 12 people have been taken into custody.