After Jan 26, UP Police Uproots Tents, Charges Batons at Protesting Farmers Blocking National Highway
Following the incidents of January 26 during which a group of farmers broke away from the tractor parade to enter the Red Fort in the national capital, the Uttar Pradesh Police have reportedly uprooted tents of farmers who had been protesting against the farm laws on the Delhi-Saharanpur highway near Baghpat for the last 40 days.
Over a dozen agitating farmers reportedly sustained injuries when the police, in the middle of the night of January 27, allegedly resorted to baton charge on farmers and confiscated blankets and even food items from protesting farmers in the Baraut area of Baghpat district…. Brajpal Singh, who was leading the protest was arrested along with few other farmers….
“This action happened in the middle of the night in the presence of the District Magistrate (DM) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP). JCBs were used by the administration to remove cement slabs which had been installed there to block the highway. Tents used by the farmers were also removed,” he told NewsClick, adding that the cops wielded lathis on farmers when they were asleep and unconscious….