Delhi police serves notices to Bazpur farmers in connection with R-day violence | Dehradun News

Delhi police serves notices to Bazpur farmers in connection with R-day violence | Dehradun News

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Rudrapur: A team of Delhi police reached Bazpur town of Udham Singh Nagar district and issued notices to an unknown number of farmers in connection with the Red Fort ‘violence’ on Republic Day. The farmers have been asked to visit the national capital and record their statement.
The notices have been issued by Inspector Pankaj Arora of the special investigation unit-1 of the Crime branch of Delhi under section 91/160 of CrPC, sources said. On Tuesday, Delhi police came to Bazpur and requested the local police to serve notices to people at their residences, said an officer, wishing anonymity.
In the notice, a copy of which is with TOI, the people, who were a part of the tractor rally held by farmers on Republic Day, have been identified with the registration number of their vehicles. In the notices, these people have been given different dates to appear at the ACP office at Daryaganj police station to record their statements. The cases have been lodged under sections 147, 148, 149, 152, 186, 269, 279, 353, 332, 307, 308, 395, 397, 427, 188, 34, and 120B of the Indian Penal Code.
Sanjay Pandey, SHO of the Bazpur police station, said that locals from Barhaini, Doraha, and Sultanpur Patti villages have been served notices. However, he maintained that he does not know the actual number of people identified and his Delhi counterpart did not share the full list of names in this regard.
Speaking to TOI from Ghazipur border, Jagtar Singh Bajwa, spokesperson of the Kisan Andolan Committee, said that farmers of Terai need not be frightened by the notices. “We have formed a panel of 11 senior counsels, headed by advocate Vasu Kukreja, a practitioner at the Supreme Court, to fight all the cases filed by Delhi police,” added Bajwa.
In a similar vein, Karm Singh Padda, state president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, said that Delhi police is working on the behest of the central government and is trying to harass the farmers.

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