Last Updated: Feb 09, 2024
In Uttarakhand, two people have died in a clash between protesters and the administration after the demolition of illegal construction last night in Haldwani in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The district administration has imposed a curfew in the area and additional security forces have been deployed to maintain law and order. Given security concerns, all the schools of classes 1 to 12 of Haldwani block have been kept closed today. As a precautionary measure, internet services have also been suspended in the city. According to the information received, the situation in the area is currently under control.
Meanwhile, state Chief Secretary Radha Raturi and Director General of Police Abhinav Kumar visited the affected area and took stock of the situation. On the other hand, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami conducted a high-level meeting and ordered that peace and order be ensured in the area by taking strict action against the culprits of this incident. The District Magistrate Vandana Singh said that the administration has been running a campaign to free government properties from encroachment for a long time. She said, in the same sequence, action was also taken against this illegally constructed unregistered site.
The District Magistrate described the attack on the administration as a well-planned plan by the protesters.
The Municipal Corporation team demolished the illegal construction built on government land in the Banbhulpura police station area of Haldwani yesterday. In protest against this action, a large number of unruly elements pelted stones at the Remove Encroachment Campaign team. Several officers, policemen, and journalists were also injured in this incident.