Uneasy calm at Maval

Our Bureau Pune | Updated on August 11, 2011

Two days after three farmers were killed in police firing in Maval taluka of Pune district over differences over the Rs 400-crore Pavana pipeline project, an uneasy calm prevails in the region.

The police presence was seen with vans stationed along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the site of the incident, but traffic remained light even on the third day. The Pune rural police have lodged cases of attempts to murder and rioting against those who attacked them, and an FIR was lodged at the Wadgoan Maval police station.

Attempts were being made to identify the culprits, Superintendent of Police Pune Rural, Mr Sandeep Karnik said, even as a probe on whether someone else had fired on the mob is being conducted. Meanwhile, the Pune Collector, Mr Vilas Deshmukh, has temporarily stayed work on the 35-km pipeline that was being laid to bring water from the Pavana dam to the twin towns of Pimpri and Chinchwad.

Published on August 11, 2011

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