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Friday, July 1, 2022

Akalis, farmers conflict in Ferozepur

Activists of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) accused other of opening fireplace throughout a conflict in Ferozepur throughout Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s visit on Wednesday.

Police didn’t affirm the firing or anybody sustaining bullet accidents. However, a sports activities utility automobile of Guru Har Sahai SAD candidate Vardev Singh Noni Mann was broken with lathis by protesting farmers.

The SKM claimed that 5 farmers had been injured when automobiles of Akali leaders allegedly tried to run over protesters. A video went was extensively shared on social media the place a couple of folks had been seen stopping Mann’s SUV in the course of the street after which leaping on its bonnet. Later, they had been seen in one other video smashing the automobile with lathis in a market.

Akali chief Harsimrat Kaur Badal was in Ferozepur metropolis on Wednesday to carry a sequence of party programmes. SKM activists, led by Harnek Singh Mehma, the district president of the Bharti Kisan Union (Dakaunda) had gathered to protest Harsimrat’s scheduled go to.

Mehma mentioned a delegation of farmers needed to fulfill Harsimrat to lift questions associated to the welfare of the agrarian group. “As we gathered, SAD leaders tried to hit us deliberately. In an attempt to save ourselves, I and a few others jumped on the bonnet of Mann’s car that dragged us to a distance. At least seven rounds were fired but we survived,” Mehma claimed whereas addressing the media.

Denying the costs, Mann mentioned a gaggle of protesters led by Mehma attacked his SUV. “My vehicle was following the convoy of Harsimrat. Since I was trailing, the mob started smashing my vehicle and several rounds were fired. My personal security officer, a Punjab Police constable, had to open fire in the air in self-defense,” Mann claimed.

Ferozepur senior superintendent of police (SSP) Harmandeep Singh Hans mentioned: “This is a serious matter and I am personally looking into all aspects. It is premature to comment on the use of firearms by either side or a PSO attached with the Akali leader. We are examining various videos.”

In an announcement, secretary of the BKU (Ekta Ugharan) Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan mentioned the SKM has resolved to carry a protest march in Ferozepur on Thursday in assist of a requirement to register a case of try and homicide towards the Akali leaders.

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