Farmers gherao BJP leaders in Patiala

Patiala, April 22

Agitated farmers associated with various unions today gheraoed BJP leaders at the dharamshala of Budela temple.

The BJP leaders were holding a meeting for the preparations of upcoming assembly elections The leaders were later rescued the police.

Farmers were holding a protest outside the meeting site, following which, heavy police force, led by SP Varun Sharma and SP (Traffic) Palwinder Singh Cheema, reached the spot and rescued the leaders.

After the incident, BJP leader Gurtej Singh Dhillon wrote a letter to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, DGP Patiala Police and Patiala IG in this regard. In the letter, he alleged that farmers, along with some miscreants, tried to attack them.

However, he also mentioned that Patiala Police took timely action and rescued them. The leader, in his letter, also alleged that farmers had tried to lit his car on fire in Barnala on Wednesday. — TNS

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