Land Grab!


The Bathinda Development Authority acquired 43 acres of land and flattened 16 acres of cotton crop amidst protest by farmers at the BDA enclave in the city. The situation took an ugly turn when some unscrupulous elements fired gunshots amidst police security. (From left) A man who fired gunshots during the protest against land acquisition in Bathinda on Wednesday; and a policeman chasing away a protester.