Noida protest: No steps despite Intel inputs
The death of a seven-year-old boy during the homebuyers’ protest in Noida on Saturday has revealed the utter failure of the Uttar Pradesh (UP) to act in time, despite having sufficient intelligence inputs regarding the situation.
The protesters had blocked the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. The ambulance carrying the child from Ferozabad to Delhi got stuck in the resulting traffic jam. The child, who was suffering from meningitis, died in the ambulance itself.
The irked homebuyers have been raising their voice against inordinately delayed housing projects in these areas.
According to a Local Intelligence Unit report accessed by DNA, the police had already been informed that the homebuyers’ protest could lead to a major law and order problem in Noida and Greater Noida.
The report stated that several people were to participate in protests against developers, and so, immediate action was needed to avoid untoward incidents. It further stated that protests were on against Amrapali, Jaypee, Earth, Era, Ajnara, Bhasin, Supertech, 3C and so on.
“Protests have been conducted against Amrapali’s Sapphire project in Sector 45 and Amprapali Silicon City in Sector 74 and 75. Similarly, protests have been conducted against HeartBeat project in Sector 107. News about flat sealing in Supertech project has also triggered …read more