Jind roadblock against farmer’s arrest

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Jind: Farmers blocked the Jind-Bhiwani state highway after police arrested a farmer, Dalbir Singh from Bibipur village in Jind district, for allegedly making comments against chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on social media. A police team led by deputy superintendent (DSP) Pushpa Khatri rushed to the spot at Bibipur and pacified the farmers in two hours, after which they lifted the blockade.
Farmers of Bibipur parked their tractors on the road and core committee members of Bhartiya Kisan Union also reached the spot in support of farmers and accused BJP government of using repressive measures to split the peaceful agitation. According to police, Dalbir Singh has been booked in two cases — one registered on May 24 for allegedly makig comments against Khattar and the second one was registered in 2017. In the case registered in 2017, Dalbr was booked under Section 124 A (whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards, the Government established by law in India, a shall be punished with imprisonment for life) for making comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other persons occupying constitutional posts. In the case registered on May 24, Dalbir has been booked for comments on Khattar, under sections 506 (criminal intimidation) 505 A (whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement or report containing rumour) 504 (Whoever intentionally insults, and thereby gives provocation to any person, intending or knowing it to be likely that such provocation will cause him to break the public peace) and 294 (sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place) of Indian Penal Code.
Khatri said farmers had assumed that Balbir was in police custody. “We told them that police produced him in court in the evening on Saturday and he was remanded in judicial custody,” she added. BKU Jind president Azad Singh Palwa said police promised to cooperate with farmers while procuring bail for Dalbir in court. “Farmers will not tolerate police action and they don’t fear jail. The Modi government should not be in any illusion,” he added.
Credit Source – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/jind-roadblock-against-farmers-arrest/articleshow/83098135.cms

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