Haryana cops use baton, tear gas on farmers

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By Times of India – Haryana cops use baton, tear gas on farmers Teargas shells fired by Haryana Police after farmers tried marching towards Delhi, to join the main agitation against the Center’s farm laws, at Masani barrage near Dharuhera town in Rewari district (PTI photo)REWARI/CHANDIGARH: At least four farmers were injured after Haryana Police lathicharged and fired tear gas shells at protesters in Masani Barrage of Rewari district on Sunday. A group of farmers had started moving towards Delhi from the Rohtak-Jhajjar bypass when the incident took place. According to sources, farmers in about 100 tractor trolleys started moving towards Delhi around 5pm and reached Dharuhera after which cops blocked their way, fired tear gas shells, baton charged the farmers and used water cannons to control the crowd. But the protesters managed to reach Saheba river bridge, near Dharuhera, that has been blocked by the police. “The situation is under control and Gurgaon cops have been put on alert. There are around 1,000 farmers at the spot now. We are increasing police deployment at the protest sites,” said a police officer. The Delhi-Jaipur highway was blocked as farmers kept trying to breach the barricades at the bridge. Rewari SP Abhishek Jorwal said: “Maintaining law and order is our priority.” Rameshwar Chaudhary, state youth president of Kisan Mahapanchayat, blamed Haryana government for the incident. “ FacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail

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