[UPDATE] A division bench of the Allahabad High Court today recused itself from hearing a writ petition filed by farmers from a village in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, Live India reports. About 4o farmers have approached the High Court against the land acquisition in the Rauza-Yaqubpur village. The distressed homebuyers of Noida Extension, mostly from middle-income families, held up posters and banners to drive home this message.
[UPDATE] There was late night action in Bhatta Parsaul on Wednesday as the Uttar Pradesh police first took Rahul Gandhi into preventive custody and then released on bail about two-and-a-half hours later. The Congress Working Committee announced a ‘Chakka Jam’ in the state in protest against the state government’s action against the farmers.
Indina Express reports that Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was finally escorted back to Delhi by the UP police through the DND expressway after a three-hour midnight drama of arrest and release and left at the inter-state bus terminus at Sarai Kale Khan.
The twin villages in Greater Noida , on the outskirts of the national capital, have been the epicentre of protests for the last few days. Inspector General of Police (Meerut Range) Rajnikant Mishra told to the media sources, “Rahul Gandhi has been arrested unde Sec 151 CrPC and will be presented before a Sub-Divisional Magistrate tomorrow”.
BJP leader Rajnath Singh and SP leaders Shivpal Singh Yadav and Mohan Singh were detained by police along with their supporters when they tried to proceed towards Greater Noida. “It was a peaceful dharna but Mayawati unleashed police action. We will continue to fight,” said BJP spokesperson Prakash Jawadekar. source Rahul Gandhi Arrested: