Police gear up for farmers’ march to Delhi: Barricading at borders, provisions to block roads | India News – DollarJob

Police gear up for farmers’ march to Delhi: Barricading at borders, provisions to block roads | India News


Multiple layers of barricading at borders with Haryana, provisions to block the road at Ghazipur border with Uttar Pradesh if the need arises — these are some of the measures the Delhi Police is keeping in place ahead of the scheduled march of farmers towards Delhi from Punjab on Wednesday morning following their rejection of the Centre’s five-year minimum support price (MSP) proposal.

On Tuesday, the Gurgaon Police arrested under section Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) Section(s) 107/151, and later released 38 farmers for violating orders under CrPC Section 144 in the state, after Manesar farmers called for a march towards Delhi.

Farmers, who gathered to take out a march to Delhi at around 10 am on Tuesday, were stopped by around 300 police officers. The farmers had called for the protest after extending solidarity with Punjab farmers demanding an ordinance guaranteeing MSP.

On the march scheduled for Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Mayank Gupta said that four law and order companies are ready with riot gear to restrict any movement and control disturbance. “But we are not expecting any disruption here. We are coordinating with the DCPs of South and Southwest Delhi along with those in the neighbouring districts of Gurgaon,” Gupta said, adding that there were no restrictions on traffic or any route diversion.

At the Panipat-Sonipat border, at least 400 officers along with two companies of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and one of Border Security Force (BSF) have been deployed, along with the installment of water cannons, barricades, and concrete barriers to prevent the protesters from marching towards the national capital.
The Gurgaon Police, meanwhile, has deployed officers at all its key borders including the Rajokri border on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Rewari, Pataudi-Jhajjar, Farrukhnagar-Jhajjar and Nuh borders. “Adequate force is on standby round the clock, and Gurgaon has not been affected by the protests so far, but we have enough officers deployed to prevent any untoward incident along the borders,” said an officer, requesting anonymity.

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In Gautam Buddha Nagar, officials said that farmers would be given space from the Yamuna Expressway’s zero point to Surajpur collectorate, where farmers will line up on one side with their tractors. According to officials, no major traffic congestion at the Noida-Delhi border is expected on Wednesday.

In Ghaziabad, officials said, the existing traffic advisory will apply and the traffic will be affected on the Delhi Meerut Expressway (DME) if the Delhi Police stops vehicles by installing additional barricades at the Ghazipur border. “Under such circumstances, traffic will be diverted towards Anand Vihar. We are prepared to deal with any situation. However, as per information, farmers will only go to the DM office and not march towards Delhi,” said another official. More than 2,000 Delhi Police personnel will be deployed at the Ghazipur border.


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