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Farmers' Stir: Heavy Police Deployment At Tikri, Singhu Borders After Tractor Parade Violence

Several roads have been shut and the traffic police has asked the commuters to take diverted routes.

Farmers' Stir: Heavy Police Deployment At Tikri, Singhu Borders After Tractor Parade Violence
Security personnel conduct a flag march at Ghazipur border during the ongoing farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi. | PTI photo
Farmers' Stir: Heavy Police Deployment At Tikri, Singhu Borders After Tractor Parade Violence
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2021-01-29T11:29:32+05:30

Border points of Delhi-- Tikri and Singhu on Friday remained stuck under heavy police deployment in the view of the recent violence that broke out on Republic Day celebrations during a farmers' tractor parade in the national capital, officials said.

Heavy police forces, including Delhi police personnel and paramilitary, have been deployed at the borders to curb the sensitive situation

Also Read| Farmers' Protest: Crowd Swells At UP Gate, 'Heavy Police Force' Removed

Several roads have been shut and the traffic police have asked the commuters to take diverted routes.

"Gazipur border closed. Traffic diverted from NH 24, NH 9, Road no 56, 57 A, Kondli, Paper market, Telco T point, EDM Mall, Akshardham & Nizammudin Khatta. Traffic is very heavy in the area & Vikas marg, Pl takes an alternate route.

"Singhu, Auchandi, Mangesh, Saboli, Piau Maniyari borders closed. Lampur, Safiabad, Singhu school & Palla toll tax borders opened. Pl Take an alternate route. Traffic diverted from NH44 near DSIDC Narela. Avoid Outer Ring Rd, GTK road & NH 44," the Delhi Traffic Police said in tweets.

There was a traffic snarl on National Highway 24 on Thursday evening following the closure of the Ghazipur border.

Hundreds of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) members on Friday stayed put on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway, despite the Ghaziabad administration's order to vacate the protest site at UP Gate

A confrontation was building up at the UP Gate in Ghazipur even as frequent power cuts were witnessed on Thursday evening at the protest site, where BKU members, led by Rakesh Tikait, are staying put since November 28 last year.

Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey and Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani visited the protest site post-midnight for a review of the situation even as hundreds of security personnel in anti-riot gears were deployed there since Thursday.

The tractor parade on Tuesday that was to highlight the demand of the protesting farmer unions for a repeal of three new agriculture laws turned violent as the protesters deviated from the pre-designated routes, attacked police personnel, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag on the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort.

The police issued lookout notices against farmer leaders on Thursday and announced a probe into the "conspiracy" behind the Republic Day violence.

The police have so far registered 33 FIRs in connection with the violence and issued lookout notices against 44 people, including most of the farmer leaders.

(With PTI Inputs)

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