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FIR filed against 16 PAC men in Bhatta Parsaul "rape" case

By Pti
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Uttar Pradesh
Greater Noida, Oct 24: Almost six months after the incident, Uttar Pradesh government filed an FIR against 16 Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel accused of rape in Bhatta Parsaul villages during the anti- land acquisiton agitation by local farmers.

Dankore police has lodged a rape case against 16 PAC men, including its commandant, as per the court directions, said Anuj Choudhary, SHO, Dankore.

Senior Superintendent of police, Gautambudh Nagar district, Jyoti Narian told PTI on phone that the FIR has been filed on the directives of the Chief Judicial Magistrate's court.

The FIR has been filed by a victim in the case who had approached the court, the SP said.

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi had levelled the charge of rape but the Mayawati government had earlier rejected it. Farmers of Bhatta Parsaul villages had clashed with police in May this year protesting acquisition of their land by the state government. Four persons, including two policemen, were killed in the violence that had broken out during the anti-land acquisition stir.

PTI

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