After farmer, another man climbs mobile tower to highlight plight

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Sep 2018 10:41:10


Staff Reporter,

No case registered against the man

Rescue team remained on toes

TWO days after a farmer climbed a tower at Polytechnic Square near CM’s house, another 28-year-old man climbed a mobile tower near police headquarters (PHQ) on Saturday keeping police and Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) staff on their toes. According to Jehangirabad police, he has been identified as Pradeep Pal, son of Narayan, a resident of Kolar village of Ganjbasoda town in Vidisha district, where he had certain land disputes. He climbed the tower at around 11 am after which teams of BMC and police reached the spot and it took them one hour to convince the man to get down.

Due to this heavy traffic jam was witnessed in the area. He was continuously complaining the local authorities about lack of attention to his issues for which he came to Bhopal on Saturday and climbed BSNL mobile tower while it took an hour for civic body and police to convince him that he will receive all the help and his plight will be redressed by local administration after which he came down. No police case has been registered against the man.

SHO of Jehangirabad Anil Bajpai said that after coming down, he stated that his father has recently passed away and 9 bigha ancestral agricultural land of Kolar village was divided among him and his two sisters even after both his sisters had willingly given their share of land to Pradeep, the land was not transferred to him even after running from pillar to post.
SHO Bajpai further said that as per rule in this, to get land transferred, Pradeep should have deposit gift tax to local authorities which he did not do therefore land was divided among three siblings.