Chandigarh, July 13
Sirsa police has registered a case towards over 100 protesters on varied fees in reference to the incident on Sunday wherein Haryana Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa’s automotive got here beneath assault throughout a farmers’ protest concentrating on occasions of BJP leaders.
“We have now registered an FIR towards 100-150 protesters beneath varied provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), together with obstructing public servants in discharge of their obligation, murderous try on an elected consultant, damaging public property…Part 124 A (sedition) has additionally been added within the FIR and additional investigations are on,” Station Home Officer (SHO) Civil Strains police station, Inspector Vikram Singh stated over the telephone on Tuesday.
He stated that the FIR mentions two farmer leaders by identify.
CCTV footage of the incident was being gathered, Singh stated, including that “arrests might be made as different accused are recognized.” Gangwa advised reporters right here on Tuesday that those that pelted stones at his car on Sunday can’t be referred to as farmers.
“They can’t be referred to as farmers. I can say those that attacked regarded like addicts…,” he stated.
State Meeting Speaker Gian Chand Gupta advised reporters that everybody has a proper to carry protest in a peaceable approach, however nobody can take regulation into one’s arms.
“The best way the deputy speaker’s automotive was attacked, the occasions might have taken any ugly flip..,” Gupta stated.
Sirsa police had earlier stated the rear windscreen of Gangwa’s SUV broke as stones had been pelted.
Farmers carrying black flags had assembled exterior Chaudhary Devi Lal College in Sirsa on Sunday through the day and raised slogans towards the federal government.
Whereas Gangwa, who’s a BJP MLA from Nalwa in Hisar, was popping out of the varsity after attending a operate, protesters focused his automotive, the police had stated.
Regardless of heavy police presence, some managed to encompass the car and banged towards it with their arms.
Some stones had been additionally pelted on the car as police had been making an attempt to escort it out of the realm.
Gangwa had escaped unharmed within the incident, police had stated.
Protesting farmers have been opposing public capabilities of the BJP and the Jannayak Janata Celebration (JJP) within the state.
Farmers, primarily from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been tenting at Delhi’s borders for over seven months in protest towards the Centre’s three agri legal guidelines. — PTI