Student leader booked for firing in a land dispute

July 5th, 2008 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS  

Noida, July 4 (IANS) A student leader was booked by Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly firing in the air during a land dispute in his village, police said Friday. According to police officer Anil Samania, state vice-president of Congress-backed National Students’ Union of India Dinesh Awana was Wednesday night involved in a dispute over construction of a drain in his village Hajipur, near here.

During the confrontation, Awana allegedly took out his revolver and fired several shots in the air.

A case was registered by the police late Thursday night, the official said.

The rival group in their complaint have blamed Awana and three more villagers for the dispute.

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