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Sonbhadra killings: Gond tribals farming disputed land since before Independence, says SIT

The investigation has found that the land was registered in the name of a cooperative society, Adarsh Krishi Sahkari Samiti. The land was later sold to friends and relatives of Umbha village head Yagyadutt in 2017.

Sonbhadra killings: Village head, three brothers fired at tribals, says chargesheet

Police seized five firearms, including three double-barrel and a single-barrel gun, 19 tractors and 12 sticks from the spot.


Sonbhadra Killings: Police give clean chit to 10, say no evidence against them

The police claimed that during their investigation they found the 10 persons were named by the main accused — village pradhan Yagyadutt — and his aides during interrogation, but none of them were present at the spot of the firing incident or had any links with the culprits.

Sonbhadra killings: Court orders FIR against tribals for ‘attack’ on pradhan’s kin

Yagyadutt, his brothers Nidhidutt and Devdutt, and several others are lodged in the Sonbhadra district jail for allegedly killing 11 Gond tribals and injuring 21 others by firing at them indiscriminately over the land dispute on the same day.

Priyanka visits Sonbhadra village; 'political stunt', says UP deputy CM

The Congress general secretary's visit to Umbha village, nearly a month after she was prevented from going there by the local administration, was mocked by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma and BSP leader Mayawati.

Priyanka Gandhi to meet kin of Sonbhadra firing victims today

Priyanka Gandhi will also talk to the affected families about the development works in the Umbha village and try to get first-hand account of the steps taken by the government for their security after the incident, party sources said.


Sonbhadra Killings: Three cases against Umbha villagers to be reinvestigated, says SP

SP Chaudhary has directed Ghorawal police to reinvestigate, adding that it was being done on the basis of directives issued by the state government.

UP: Yogi Adityanath removes Sonbhadra, DM, SSP over firing incident

The CM said the decisions were taken after two committees, one headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) Renuka Kumar and another headed by ADG (Varanasi) Braj Bhushan submitted their reports.

Sonbhadra killings: Adityanath removes District Magistrate, SP, orders action against 13 officials

Addressing a press conference, Adityanath said departmental proceedings were initiated against Sonbhadra DM Ankit Kumar Agrawal and SP Salmantaj Patil. The disciplinary action comes a day after Additional chief secretary  (revenue) submitted a report to the government.

Order to transfer disputed land to Trust missing: Sonbhadra DM

The DM added that all documents related to the disputed land have been sent to the committee formed to probe the land dispute and the incident of firing on July 17.