Noida: Encroachment has long been an issue in Noida. However, an alarming recent trend is this issue resulting in violent acts. In a recent incident, the Noida Authority's team of work circle 3 was allegedly beaten by some men when they had gone to remove encroachment from the footpath outside sector-51, C-177 by a puri sabzi stall. As gathered, the incident took place on August 23, 2022, around 10:30 am.
For the last six months Sector-51 RWA has been constantly complaining about the encroachment to Noida Authority. The office bearers of the RWA allege that when Noida Authority's work circle 3 team arrived to remove the encroachment, the puri seller called some men who charged at the members, knocking them to the ground.
After the incident, the RWA and the work circle 3 team of the Authority complained to the sector-49 police station and the puri sabzi seller has been arrested.
Bipin Gautam, the Police Choki Incharge from sector-51 says, "We have arrested the vendor after a complaint by the sector-51 RWA and team of work circle 3. More investigations are underway."
Sanjeev Kumar, General Secretory sector-51 says, "Three days ago, the encroachment was removed by the Noida Authority at the request of RWA Sector 51 from the same area. However, these sellers covered that area again in a few hours. Pedestrians face problems due to encroachment on the footpath."
@CP_Noida @noidapolice @noida_authority @myogioffice @112UttarPradesh @DistrictRwa @InduPrakashPCS @TOINoida @ChiefSecyUP @dgpup @noidatraffic— RWA, Sector 51, Noida, G B Nagar (@rwa_51) August 23, 2022
नोएडा प्राधिकरण,वर्क सर्कल 3 के कर्मचारियों के साथ रेहड़ी पटरी वाले द्वारा बदमाश बुलवाकर मार पिटाई करी गई। कृपया उचित कार्रवाई करें। pic.twitter.com/qDcW25ga96
He also alleges that vendors litter the area. They dump waste in the drains causing a blockage.
Sunil Kumar Singh, Junior Engineer from work circle 3 says, "The RWA was constantly complaining to us about this encroachment. So, we went to the spot to remove it when the violence took place. We want strict actions should be taken against the 3 men who attacked us."