Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) encroachment drive razed 660 encroachments in city. The anti encroachments squad of the NMC has to face opposition from the encroachers and some time they have to use even power against them.
A similar incident took place in Sakkardara area on January 21, the encroachers tried to resist the action. The mob went out of control and police had to resort to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd.
Additional police force was deployed on the spot to control the situation.
Total 42 sheds and 90 encroachments were razed during the action. Two truck material was seized and a fine of Rs 4,000 was charged. Encroachments were cleared from the footpath from Gurudev Nagar Square to Tiranga Square, Gajanan Square to Chotta Tajbagh, Sakkardara Square to Bhande Plot Square, in Nehru Nagar Zone.
Nearly 62 encroachments of shops and stalls were removed between Pardi Nagar Square and Bhawani Hospital, Bhawani Mata Temple to Punapur Road and Nag river bridge by Lakdaganj zone. Satranjipura zone removed 72 encroachments. Total 90 encroachments were removed in Dharampeth zone.