Police beefed up with security and laid multiple layers of barricades have been reportedly built to stop the protesting farmers from crossing borders at Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu into Delhi.
On Monday, the farmers’ protest site on Delhi borders have been turned into fortresses, as police beefed up security, strengthened barricades with barbed wires and studded nails on roads at the borders of the national capital. These multiple layers of barricades have been reportedly built to stop the protesting farmers from crossing borders at Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu into Delhi.
According to sources, iron nails have been cemented on roads near the barricades at Tikri border. An attempt is being made to stop the protesting farmers who are agitating against the Centre’s new farm laws.
At Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) Border, under the watch of police personnel, workers were seen hooking iron rods between two rows of cement barriers on a flank of the main highway. After a makeshift cement wall came up, another portion of the highway at Singhu border is now practically blocked.
Multi-layer barricades have been put up at Ghazipur (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh) border to stop the movement of vehicles. Barbed wire has also been placed on roads to keep off people on foot.
Protestors were pouring in as BKU’s Rakesh Tikait and his union’s members stayed pitched at Ghazipur’s UP Gate, occupying a stretch of the Delhi-Meerut highway since November.
Hundreds of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel stayed alert, while drones were being used to monitor the situation and vehicles checked as more support flowed in for the BKU from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
The move comes days after the violent clashes between some protesters and police on January 26 during the tractor parade by the farmers.