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Protestors in Clashes With Police on Jammu-Pathankot NH During Eviction Drive

Reports from the area said agitated protestors had blocked the highway and security personnel were trying to pacify them.

Published: 22nd February 2016 05:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2016 05:22 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

JAMMU: Clashes erupted on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway between police and protesters in Samba district of Jammu region on Monday, police said.

Police said irate protesters set ablaze an earth-mover machine of the Jammu Development Authority (JDA) at Sarore on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway when JDA authorities went there to evict illegal occupants of JDA land.

"The situation is tense and clashes are continuing in the area. The driver of the JCB (earth-mover machine) has been injured in the clashes," a police officer said.

Reports from the area said agitated protestors had blocked the highway and security personnel were trying to pacify them.

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