The Haryana Police has registered a case towards Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Rakesh Tikait and 12 others, who held a ‘maha panchayat’ in a village right here, for allegedly violating prohibitory orders below Part 144 of the CrPc, officers stated on Sunday.
Tikait and another BKU leaders addressed the ‘kisan mazdoor maha panchayat’ in Dhurali village close to Ambala Cantt on Saturday.
Ratan Maan Singh, Baldev Singh and Jasmer Saini are among the many different 12 farmer leaders who’ve been booked by the police.
In view of an enormous surge in coronavirus instances, the district Justice of the Peace had imposed Part 144, which bars meeting of 4 or extra individuals.
The police stated Assistant Sub-Inspector Chandi Singh had warned the BKU leaders to not maintain the ‘maha panchayat’ as Part 144 was enforced within the district.
“Nevertheless, BKU leaders went forward and organised the occasion,” a senior police official stated.
Based mostly on a criticism of the assistant sub-inspector, a case was registered towards Tikait and 12 different farmer leaders.
“They violated the orders below Part 144 in addition to the orders duly promulgated by the general public servant (district Justice of the Peace) below Part 188 of the IPC. The opposite provisions of IPC added within the FIR embody Part 269 (negligent act prone to unfold an infection of illness harmful to life) and 270 (malignant act prone to unfold an infection of illness harmful to life),” the police official stated.
Addressing the ‘maha panchayat’, Tikait, who’s the nationwide spokesperson of BKU, reiterated that the agitation towards the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines will proceed until the time these legislations are repealed.
He requested the farmers to arrange themselves for a protracted battle.
The BKU chief additionally hit out on the authorities over its dealing with of the COVID disaster, saying varied hospitals throughout the nation are grappling with a extreme scarcity of medical oxygen.
Speaking to the media later, Tikait stated throughout the occasion, farmers have been instructed that they need to take all of the steps to guard themselves from the illness.