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Tata project site in Singur attacked

March 16, 2007 17:17 IST

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Members of a Trinamool Congress-backed body torched a police watch-tower and uprooted fence posts at the Tata Motors' small car project site in Singur on Friday during a state-wide general strike called to protest the police firing in Nandigram.

About 200 supporters of the Krishi Jami Raksha (Save Farmland) Committee led by its convenor Becharam Manna assembled near the project site on the side of Beraberi Kanchkirdhar, Bajemelia and Beraberi Purbapara villages as security personnel were posted at another location.

The agitators were chased away by the police from the site but they later assembled at another location, Gopalnagar Shanapara, and torched a temporary police watch-tower. The police said the fire had been put out.

No one was injured in either of the two incidents and security had been tightened in the area. The work on the fencing of the nearly 1000-acre project site was, however, going on smoothly at another location and officials present there said work was unaffected.

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