Day four of 'Gaon Bandh' in Madhya Pradesh remains peaceful

Even though police exercised alertness across the state, Malwa and Nimar regions remained high on their radar.

Published: 04th June 2018 02:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2018 02:09 PM   |  A+A-

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BHOPAL: The 10-day farmers' 'Gaon Bandh' agitation "in support of their demand for remunerative prices for crops" remained peaceful in Madhya Pradesh as it entered its fourth day.

Even though police exercised alertness across the state, Malwa and Nimar regions remained high on their radar.

No untoward incident was reported from Indore, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam, Khargone and nearby districts.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Home Minister Bhupendra Singh and the Police Headquarters are maintaining a tight vigil.

Additional force have been deployed in about one-and-half dozen districts as a precautionary measure.

Police are keeping an eye on those circulating rumours on social media.

The principal-opposition Congress has organised a ceremony in Mandsaur's Pipaliyamandi on June 6 for paying tributes to six farmers who were killed firing there last year.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to attend the programme.

The administration is maintaining alertness in view of the ceremony.

In Betul, police initiated preventive action Congress leader and farmer Balram Barange for trying instigate other peasants for not going to the Multai 'mandi' and sell vegetables.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Rajesh Shah has ordered him to present before a court here today and submit a bond of Rs 30,000.

Meanwhile, the SDM has issued a show-cause notice to gram panchayat official J Dodke for uploading a post related to the agitation on social media.

Meanwhile, prices of commodities such as vegetables, fruits and milk soared as their supply was hit due to the agitation.

Other demands of farmers include a loan waiver, making public of the report of the Commission constituted to probe the farmers' deaths and withdrawal of cases against peasants.


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