Security guard of the under-construction airport in Andal near Durgapur had been beaten up on Saturday (November 30) night by some identified men. The guard was on duty at the airport’s runway when six masked men beat him up and snatched his double-barrel gun before asking him to inform his superiors not to go for land acquisition.
Promoter of the upcoming airport at Andal, Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited needs 70 acres to relocate six high-tension transmission towers from near the runway. Talks with the villagers have failed in several occasions and now this incident clearly shows that steps to force the farmers to part away with their land may lead to more trouble.
A police complaint on the assault has been lodged.