Due to the 'Delhi Chalo' march carried out by the farmers' organisations, Haryana Police on Thursday advised people to avoid travelling at entry points from Haryana to Delhi on National Highway No 10 (Hisar-Rohtak-Delhi) and National Highway 44 (Ambala-Panipat-Delhi) as they may face inconvenience and trouble on these routes.
Director General of Police (DGP), Manoj Yadava said that the field units tried to prevent farmers coming from Punjab from entering Haryana in a restrained manner at the district border points and police also tried to convince them by setting up barricades. But the agitating farmers not only damaged the police barricades, but proceeded by removing all the blockades and obstructions. "Acting with restraint, police did not use force on the agitating farmers. On the contrary, the farmers took an aggressive stand and tried to disturb the law and order by pelting stones at the police in many places. In this entire episode, not only a number of police personnel were injured but police and private vehicles were also damaged," Yadava said in a statement.
The DGP said the general public is facing a lot of inconvenience on the routes going to Delhi, especially between Panipat-Karnal, Karnal-Kurukshetra and Kurukshetra-Ambala. He regretted that some anti-social and mischievous elements are also working to damage public property under the guise of the farmers’ agitation. Strict action will be taken against such people as per law, he added.