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Forest staff attacked by encroachers in Madhya Pradesh

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Bhopal: A team of forest department that went to evict encroachers who were using bulldozers and porclain machine to level and plough a large area of illegally occupied forest land in the Berasia forest near Bhopal, the capital of the Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, was surrounded from all sides and attacked by a mob carrying lathis and axes. 

There was also heavy stone pelting by the encroachers, many of whom were even using slingshots.

About half a dozen persons were injured and were rushed to hospital. One of the Forest personnel, Yashwant Singh Parihar, who was hit by an axe and severely wounded, has been referred to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhopal. 

The spot where this incident took place falls under the Nazirabad police station in Berasia tehsil.