Seven Policemen Suspended After Violent Land Dispute in Izzatnagar

Seven policemen were suspended following a violent altercation over land possession between Rajiv Rana and Aditya Upadhyay in Izzatnagar. The incident, which involved shootings and arson, left a bystander injured. Police arrested Upadhyay and his son, while searches for other suspects continue.

PTI | Bareilly | Updated: 22-06-2024 19:19 IST | Created: 22-06-2024 19:19 IST
Seven Policemen Suspended After Violent Land Dispute in Izzatnagar
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In a startling development on Saturday, seven policemen faced suspension after a violent confrontation erupted between two parties over a land dispute in Izzatnagar, officials confirmed. Shots were fired and machinery set ablaze in the tumultuous event.

The main protagonists, Rajiv Rana and Aditya Upadhyay, clashed on the Pilibhit bypass, leading to an intense argument that quickly escalated. Rana, accompanied by his sons and a large group of associates, ignited two JCB machines near the contested land, prompting gunfire exchanges between the groups.

A widely circulated video recorded the chaos, showing emergency services arriving to control the situation. Although Upadhyay and his son were apprehended and a firearm recovered, efforts are ongoing to apprehend other involved suspects. Senior police officials have suspended seven officers, citing negligence in the handling of the incident.

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