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Case against 13 farmers in Haryana for blocking CM Khattar convoy | India News


AMBALA: Haryana Police have registered a case against 13 farmers on various charges including attempted murder and rioting after a group of farmers protesting against the Center’s new agricultural laws allegedly blocked and threw sticks at the convoy of Chief Minister ML Khattar.
On Tuesday, a group of protesting farmers had shown black flags to Khattar as their convoy passed through the town of Ambala.
Apparently some of the farmers had tried to block Khattar’s caravan, but the police managed to provide safe passage for the prime minister after some time.
The case against the farmers was registered on Tuesday night after the complaint of some members of the security personnel.
Police said Wednesday that some farmers tried to load into the convoy and blocked its movement for some time. They said that some farmers allegedly also threw sticks towards some vehicles in the caravan.
Ambala city police registered a case against 13 farmers in various sections of the IPC, including 307 (attempted murder) 147 (riots), 148 (riots, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (crime committed by any member of any illegal assembly), 186 (obstruction of the public servant in the performance of public functions), 353 (assault or use of criminal force to dissuade the public servant from the performance of his duty) and 506 (sanction for criminal intimidation). Khattar was in Ambala on Tuesday to address public meetings in support of the party’s mayoral and district candidates for the upcoming civic body elections.
Farmers had waved black flags at the prime minister’s convoy as it crossed Agrasen Chowk. They also raised slogans against the government and said they would continue to protest until the three agricultural laws are repealed.

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