Bharat bandh: Cops on toes in Amritsar

Bharat bandh: Cops on toes in Amritsar

Cops during a naka put up on a road during the Bharat bandh call in Amritsar on Monday.

Amritsar, September 27

The Punjab Police remained on their toes in view of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha’s Bharat bandh call. Various farmers’ organisations and communist parties held demonstrations at around 12 to 13 spots in the outskirts of the city.

An eerie calm: A deserted road during the Bharat bandh protest against Centre’s three contentious farm laws in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Though a majority of shops remained closed and there was less traffic on road, the police teams diverted traffic of essential services.

The bus stand during the Bharat bandh protest against Centre’s three contentious farm laws in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

“We made sure that the supply of emergency services are not disrupted,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Parminder Singh Bhandal, adding that as many as 2,500 cops were deputed at key points and near the spots where agitations were held. Senior police officials were deputed at the points and security arrangements were supervised by DCP Bhandal himself.

Up in arms: Members of the Left parties protest at Bhandari Bridge during the Bharat Bandh call against the Central Government’s three contentious agri laws in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Gulneet Singh Khuranna, SSP, Amritsar rural, said elaborate arrangements were made at the agitation sites. Farmers’ organisations held demonstrations and blocked highways in Attari, Majitha, Chogawan, Rayya, Beas and Mehta said Khuranna. — TNS

Farmers take out a protest march during the Bharat Bandh call against the Central Government’s three contentious agri laws in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

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