Ranchi: Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator, Pradeep Yadav, was today taken into custody by the police for sitting on dharna for the past week protesting against an upcoming Adani power plant in the state.
Police reached the dharna site in Godda district around 4.30 a.m. on Saturday and arrested the legislator. An arrest warrant was issued last week against the legislator for allegedly inciting people against the Adani power plant. “My agitation will continue even inside jail,” Yadav told reporters.
Around 900 acres of land has been acquired in Godda district for the power plant. Adani is to set up a 1,600 MW power plant for electricity to be supplied to Bangladesh. Some villagers are in favour of the plant while some are against it. An Adani power plant supporter was thrashed by some unidentified persons in Jharkhand’s Godda district on Friday, police said.