Central Flood Damage Review Team Gheraoed at Gokak

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Gokak : As the Central Flood Damage Review and Assessment team arrived to the district from Delhi was blocked by the people at Lolasur in Gokak town on Tuesday.

Hundreds of residents and farmers who were waiting for the arrival of the team near Lolasur bridge, blocked the cars in which the team members were travelling and urged the local officials to ask the team to here their plea. However, the request was not met their sieged the vehicles and shouted slogans against the officials for not attending to them.

They were tried to pacified by the local officials including Belagavi DC Mahantesh Hiremath that the team members don’t know Kannada, however, police countered DC saying they could talk with them in Hindi and ask them to get down from the vehicles. However, it was also not granted.

People said they wanted to tell the team that the compensation for the last year’s flood fury was not yet given and also a few of their farming related problems. The team refused to hear the same.

The team was allowed to go after DC Hiremath told them he would table their problem in the meeting.

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