Published On : Thu, Jun 8th, 2017

MP violence: Collector, SP of Mandsaur district removed

A charted bus in flames after it was torched by farmers at Bhopal-Indore highway

Mandsaur: The District Collector and Superintendent of Police of Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh have been removed following large-scale violence during farmers’ protest in the district.

The district remained tense following the death of five farmers in alleged police firing on Tuesday.

Widespread violence, including several incidents of arson, were reported from western Madhya Pradesh, especially Mandsaur and Dewas districts, on the seventh day of farmers’ agitation.

The Centre rushed 1,100 anti-riots police personnel to Mandsaur.

Though Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore each for the families of the five farmers, it didn’t seem to have mollified the protesters who are demanding better prices for their produce and a complete farm loan waiver