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Police use baton charge, tear gas on farmers at Nangloi Chowk

The agitating farmers broke cement barricades at Nangloi Chowk and Mukarba Chowk following which the police used heavy tear gas shells to disperse the unruly crowd, an official said.

Published: 26th January 2021 04:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th January 2021 04:28 PM   |  A+A-

Police fires teargas shells as farmers attempt to march towards Delhi during the 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' amid the 72nd Republic Day celebrations at Akshardham

Police fires teargas shells as farmers attempt to march towards Delhi during the 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' amid the 72nd Republic Day celebrations at Akshardham. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police resorted to baton charge and firing of tear gas shells on farmers at Nangloi Chowk in West Delhi as they tried to deviate from the pre-agreed route to enter the national capital during their protest.

The agitating farmers broke cement barricades at Nangloi Chowk and Mukarba Chowk following which the police used heavy tear gas shells to disperse the unruly crowd, an official said.

He said police personnel used tear gas to disperse groups of farmers coming from the Singhu border point as they tried to take out a march on the Outer Ring Road much ahead of the allotted time.

A different group of farmers also entered the premised of the iconic Red Fort and ITO in the heart of the city.



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