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Farmers on Tractor Try to Break Barricade on Palwal-Faridabad Border, Police Resorts to Lathicharge

Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills. (Image for representation: Reuters)

Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills. (Image for representation: Reuters)

They said the farmers had been given a different route for their tractor parade, but they did not stick to it, forcing the police to resort to lathicharge.

The Palwal police chief and another officer had a narrow escape Tuesday as some protesting farmers allegedly drove their tractors dangerously and tried to break barricades to force their way into Delhi through a non-designated route at Palwal-Faridabad border, police said. They said the farmers had been given a different route for their tractor parade, but they did not stick to it, forcing the police to resort to lathicharge.

A Palwal police official said some farmers drove their tractors dangerously on the Agra-Mathura-Delhi Highway, endangering the lives of police personnel on duty, which prompted the police action. Some farmers were injured in the incident. Palwal SP Gahlawat told

first published:January 26, 2021, 19:48 IST
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