Police resort to teargas, lathicharge after locals conflict with farmers at Singhu border


New Delhi, January 29

Delhi Police fired teargas shells and also resorted to lathi-charge on Friday after the Delhi-Haryana’s Singhu border witnessed clashes between the agitating farmers and the locals, who wanted the area to be cleared immediately.

Hundreds of locals arrived at the famers protest site and things came to blows as they demanded the area to be vacated by the agitators who have been at the site for more than two months.

Locals asked them to clear the spot alleging that their presence was creating trouble.

After heated argument, the locals started attacking the tents of the farmers. Following this there was stone-pelting between both the groups.

Delhi Police and the security personnel deployed at the Singhu border had to resort to firing teargas shells to disperse the crowd at the protest site.

The police also resorted to lathicharge to control the crowd.

Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana have been protesting at the Singhu border since November 26 last year demanding the repealing of three farm laws. IANS

 



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