Rajasthan: Woman sarpanch climb over JCB machine to stop encroachment

Jalore (Rajasthan) [India, Nov 22 (ANI): In a viral video, a woman was seen attempting to climb over a JCB machine through its front loader end.

The woman identified as Rekha Devi, Sarpanch of Mandawala village was trying to stop an alleged encroachment.

"The land belongs to gram panchayat. A man, Vagha Ram, illegally encroached the land later the panchayat acted against it. After this, the debris was cleared. Now, he is again encroaching the land and now constructing a wall there. When we went there, he indulged in the scuffle. We have also given a report to police but they did not act," Rekha Devi told ANI.

The land was allegedly encroached by a man named Vagha Ram who also started construction there to which Rekha Devi opposed. In August, Gram Panchayat Mandawala removed the illegal encroachment.

Deputy Supreintendent of Police, Jaidev Singh said: "Sarpanch Rekha Chowdhury had filed a complaint against encroachment in Mandala and we also registered the case. JCB also hit her vehicle. Efforts are being carried out to nab Vagha Ram. The action will be taken".

(ANI)