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Haryana: Admn goes all out to thwart February 13 protest, to seal borders with Punjab

Haryana: Admn goes all out to thwart February 13 protest, to seal borders with Punjab

Preparations to seal the entry points in full swing in Sirsa district on Thursday.



Tribune News Service

Deepender Deswal

Hisar, February 8

The district administration in Jind, Fatehabad and Sirsa districts is in the process to seal the entry points at the Punjab borders by raising concrete walls and putting up barbed wires on the highways to stop the mobilisation of farmers from Punjab to Haryana in view of the Delhi march call by the various farmers’ organisations on February 13.

Barricades lie on the roadside to close the highways at various points in Jind district in view of the Delhi march

Anti-riot mock drill in Kaithal

  • The police have made elaborate security arrangements ahead of farmers’ Delhi march. Apart from conducting anti-riot mock drill, police teams are holding meetings with villagers, urging them not to take law into their hands
  • IGP (Karnal Range) Satender Kumar Gupta visited inter-state nakas and instructed officials to remain vigilant

The farmers’ bodies in Haryana, however, have not given any call regarding the “Delhi Chalo” call by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM). Farmers’ leaders said they were “waiting and watching”.

Sources said engineers of the PWD (Buildings and Roads) had been roped in to chalk a strategy to erect barricades on the entry points along Punjab borders. The Fatehabad district administration had started erecting a concrete wall at Brahamwala village to block the movement of vehicles from Sardulgarh in Punjab. This was one of the main routes of Punjab in 2021. The entry points at Tohana, Jakhal and even link roads were being sealed.

In Sirsa district, all four entry points — Dabwali, Khuiyan Malkana, Ghaggar and Khairan — were being sealed by erecting walls. The administration had started constructing a wall along the Dabwali road to block vehicular movement.

In Jind district, the administration had started putting up blockades at Data Singh Wala-Khanori entry point. DSP Jitender Singh said they held a meeting with sarpanches of many villages today, and they assured the authorities that they would not participate in the agitation.

The police had also put up CCTVs cameras at various points along the roads to keep a watch on the movement of farmers, and heavy concrete barricades were being placed in the middle of roads, said an official in Jind.

Meanwhile, a number of farmer activists have been issued notices by the police in various districts, stating that the administration suspected damage to public and private property during the agitation. The notice served to one of the activists said he would be responsible for any kind of damage and his property could be attached under the Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property During Disturbance to Public Order Act, 2021.

The notice also directed the activist to visit the police station on February 10 with records of his property and bank accounts.

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