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Priyanka Gandhi stopped at Mirzapur by UP police
Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi stopped at Mirzapur by UP police

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Priyanka stopped at Mirzapur while she was on her way to visit families of 10 shot dead in land dispute in Sonbhadra. After the police intervention, Priyanka Gandhi is now conducting a sit in at Mirzapur protesting the police action.

A couple of days back, Ten people, including three women, have been shot dead in a village in eastern Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district, over a land dispute. Twenty three others have been injured in the shootout. Twenty four people have been arrested in connection with the firing.

The incident took place in the Ubha village in the district, where a village chief, identified as Yagya Dutt, had purchased 36 acre agricultural land two years ago. On Wednesday he and his associates went to take possession of the land. The villagers opposed the village chief after which his men allegedly opened fire at them, police said.

The piece of land had caused tension between the village chief and the villagers in the past, police said.