Farmers’ protest: Delhi Police seeks AAP government’s nod to use 9 stadiums as temporary jails, say sources

Tear gas and water cannons were used as farmers participating in the Delhi Chalo March defied police orders disallowing them from entering the National Capital

Press Trust of India November 27, 2020 12:17:09 IST
Farmers’ protest: Delhi Police seeks AAP government’s nod to use 9 stadiums as temporary jails, say sources

Police deploy water cannons on farmers as they marched towards Delhi against recent farm bills and labour laws at Punjab-Haryana border in Ambala district. PTI

New Delhi: The Delhi Police have sought permission from the AAP government to use the city's nine stadiums as temporary jails due to the farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march, government sources said on Friday.

"In view of the farmers' march, the Delhi Police have asked the Delhi government for permission to use nine stadiums as temporary jails to keep the detained or arrested farmers," a source said.

On Friday morning, the Delhi Police used tear gas at the Singhu Border to disperse protesting farmers who are heading towards the national capital as part of the march to protest the Centre's new farm laws.

There is a heavy police deployment of security personnel with sand-laden trucks and water cannons stationed, usage of barbed wire for fencing at the Singhu Border to prevent the protesters from entering the city.

Police said they will not allow the agitating farmers to enter Delhi.

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