Police summon 10 protesting leaders for violating Sec 144

Police summon 10 protesting leaders for violating Sec 144

Wife of Jasbir Singh Piddi (left) at Piddi village. Tribune photo

Our Correspondent
Tarn Taran, September 15

The police have issued summons to 10 leaders of the farmer organisations, who are sitting on a dharna on the bridge of Harike head works since Monday.

The leaders are Satnam Singh Pannu, Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra, Jasbir Singh Piddi, Sawinder Singh Chutala, Dhanna Singh Lalu Ghuman (Kisan Mazdoor Sanghrash Committee, Punjab), Harjinder Singh Tanda, Major Singh Parangri, Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu, Inderjit Singh Kot Budha and karamjit Singh Talwandi of different factions of the Kisan Sanghrash Committee. SSP Dhruman H Nimbale said the farmer organisations had obtained no permission for holding protest and blocking the national highway at Harike.

Moreover, the administration has imposed Section 144 and there is a ban on the assembly of five or more persons in public places. The SSP said the virus could spread during protests. The summons have been pasted on the houses of the protesting leaders.

Kisan leader Jasbir Singh Piddi’s wife confirmed that the police pasted a letter on the wall of their house on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the morcha led by the Kisan Mazdoor Sanghrash Committee entered its ninth day on Tuesday. The Commission agents of grain market here also participated in the protest.

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