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Kanpur: Mayor Pramila Pandey was again attacked by private dairy owners on Friday when she along with a Kanpur Municipal Corporation team went to the railway ground in Govind Nagar to remove illegal dairies.
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They allegedly pelted stones at the mayor and KMC officers following which a BJP worker reportedly suffered injuries. The attackers managed to escape from the spot before the police force reached there.

A few days ago the mayor had to face strong resistance in Chamanganj while leading a campaign against private milk dairies. At that time, the dairy owners had pelted stones at the cattle catching squad and the mayor.

Under the Swachhata campaign, when the mayor visited Juhi Kalan locality on Friday, the local residents told her that some dairy owners were running their dairies from railway ground in Govind Nagar. She along with Dr Ajay Shankhwar and some corporators reached the railway ground. When they infiltrated around 300 metres inside it, they found milk dairies in operation.

On the mayor’s direction, as soon as they started counting animals, the dairy owners accosted the squad and started pelting stones at them, said a official. The mayor was later rescued by the officers and BJP workers. After adequate police force arrived at the spot, the mayor once again went inside the ground.

Punjab Singh, stated to be a BJP worker, suffered injuries in stone pelting. The dairy owners started running away from the spot when the mayor’s gunner made a video of the incident. As many as 17 animals were seized by the cattle catching squad.

Expressing anger over the inaction of the CO Govind Nagar for not sending police force in time to handle the incident, the mayor said that she would lodge a complaint with the DIG against the CO.

Later, talking to reporters, the mayor said, “The campaign against illegal milk dairies being run in the city limit will continue. as KMC has no other option except to comply with the orders of the HC and the government.

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