Ludhiana,, June 30 -- High drama was witnessed in the Model House and Dugri Road areas after Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) officials went to take action against encroachments made in the form of shanties over three acres of LIT land on Tuesday.

Claiming that the land belonged to them, a family opposed the drive and staged a protest. One of them, Ravinder Singh Sonu, also slapped LIT executive engineer Jagdev Singh in the presence of a heavy police force after an encroachment was razed by the officials.

The situation went out of control, following which LIT chairman Raman Balasubramaniam and assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Jatinder Singh reached the spot and warned encroachers of strict action.

The LIT postponed the drive for ...