Eviction leads to scuffle between cops-slum dwellers

Khurdha: Failed to face stiff resistance of slum dwellers who have allegedly encroached upon railway lands, the railway department has put off the eviction drive till November 25.

The authorotoes decided to postpone the exercise after a pitched battle was ensued between police and slum dwellers during eviction of encroachers. Local councilor and residents launched a fierce attack on police forces and also faced retaliation. Some from both the side were reportedly injured in the face-off.

The General Railway police (GRP) and commissionerate police tried to pacify the mob but in vain. The slum residents alleged that Railway authorities launched the eviction drive without serving notice.