Police and other officers were allegedly beaten up when they tried to evict encroachment on the government land recently in Benagalu village.
30 guntas of land which was allotted to construct a water channel in 4,449 acres of government land bearing survey number 30 in the Benagalu village panchayat jurisdiction was encroached upon by Krishna Nayak son of Deva Nayak, a resident of Narayanapura village.
Krishna Nayak used to object against those who protested against the land encroachment by him. Being aware of the issue, the villagers with the help of tahasildhar, chief secretary and sub-registrar filed a case against him and the court has issued a notice to evict the encroachment.
When Bylakuppe Sub Inspector Muddu Madev, revenue officers tried to evict the land encroachment. Krishna Nayak and his relatives had heated conversation with the police officers and stopped them and allegedly beat Madhu Kumar a police constable and Swamy the jeep driver. Later with the help of villagers the encroached area was evicted and those who tried to stop and assaulted the officers were arrested.
Sub Inspector Muddu Madev, police personnels Madhu Kumar, Swamy, Harish, Venkatesh, Sowmya Priya, Papanna, revenue officer Mahesh, Survey Officer Narayanaswamy and others were present.