Rajasthan: SDO transferred after scuffle with locals; 16 booked, 1 held for attacking him

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Jaipur, Jul 16 (PTI) Sixteen people have been booked and one has been arrested in Rajasthan's Sanchore for allegedly attacking a sub-divisional officer during an altercation over highway construction, officials said on Friday.

SDO Bhupendra Yadav has been transferred after a video and photos of him purportedly showing him kicking a person during the altercation on Thursday surfaced on social media.

Sanchore DSP Virendra Singh said a memorandum was submitted by the locals accusing the SDO of awarding less compensation for acquiring their land to build the highway and demanded his removal from the post.

Yadav registered a case against 16 people on the charge of attacking a public official and disrupting him from carrying out his work, the police officer said.

A man has been arrested in this connection, he said, adding land was acquired for an NHAI project three years ago and currently, pillar marking work is underway. PTI AG NSD NSD

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