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Farmers set fire to police camp in Singur

Statesman News Service
KOLKATA, July 15: A makeshift camp, set up for providing shelter to policemen protecting the boundary of the Tata motor's small car project site at Singur, was set ablaze by a group of farmers this evening.
The incident took place at about 5 p.m. today when policemen disallowed farmers to gather near the boundary walls to take out a rally. In a fit of rage, a group of farmers ransacked the camp at Bosepukur near Bajemelia and later set it on fire, said Mr Becharam Manna, convener of thge Singur Krishi Jomi Raksha Committee.
Police however denied the reports. A senior police officer said that farmers tried to damage the camp, but the attempt was thwarted. Farmers, spearheading movement against "Singur landgrab" took out a rally from Beraberi this evening.



posted by Resistance 7/16/2007 03:38:00 PM,


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