January 02, 2020 5:35 pm
Twenty-one people were also injured in the violence that erupted after the village headman, Yagya Dutt, and his supporters opened fire on a rival group while trying to take possession of 90 bighas of land in Ghorawal area here.
January 02, 2020 1:49 pm
All five policemen have been held guilty of negligence and dereliction of duty.
October 17, 2019 10:37 am
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.
October 15, 2019 9:11 am
Police seized five firearms, including three double-barrel and a single-barrel gun, 19 tractors and 12 sticks from the spot.
October 10, 2019 3:27 am
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.
October 03, 2019 4:41 am
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.
August 13, 2019 10:37 pm
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.
August 13, 2019 11:31 am
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.
August 08, 2019 5:05 am
SP Chaudhary has directed Ghorawal police to reinvestigate, adding that it was being done on the basis of directives issued by the state government.
August 05, 2019 2:13 am
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.