The Farmers of Shahpur today protested against the acquisition of the fertile land for the Halga Macche bypass, but under police protection, the NHAI destroyed standing crops and leveled the fields.
From a fortnight the police have been used by NHAI so that they can acquire the land. Standing crops have been destroyed and the farmers have lost their yield and also their land but none of the elected representatives have come to hear the entreaty of the farmers.
For a couple of days, work was stopped saying resurvey would be conducted but it was an eyewash.
Today police arrested the protesting farmers. Bhomesh Birje, Nilam Birje, Tanaji Halgekar, Prakash Naik, Pintu Kangralkar were arrested by the police. The police did not disclose as to in which police station the arrested have been detained, the other farmers said.