Two arrested for land grab

Ghaziabad: Police have arrested two people for allegedly encroaching upon land of the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam and slapped provisions of the stringent Gangster Act on them, a senior police officer said today.

Leela Dhar and Subhash of Akbarpur-Bahram village were arrested yesterday based on a complaint of land grab filed by the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam, Deputy Superintendent of Police Manisha Singh said.

The complaints named 13 people including Leela Dhar and Subhash.

Singh said the duo had obtained a stay on their arrest from the Allahabad High court. Thereafter, the police booked them under the stringent Uttar Pradesh Gangsters and Anti- Social Activities (Prevention) Act, and arrested them.

They have allegedly grabbed around 70 bighas of land near Tigri Cut on Yamuna Expressway, according to the complaint.
The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam filed the complaint at Vijay Nagar police station on December 13 last year.

One of the accused died a few days ago. The other nine accused would be nabbed soon, the police officer said.