Closure report filed against CM Manohar Lal: Violence took place between farmers and police, who were gheraoing Chief Minister Manohar Lal’s convoy, 350 farmers were booked for attempt to murder

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The government had to step back when the truth came out, this is a victory for the courage of the farmers.

After the violence on May 16, 350 farmers, including 21 nominated, were booked under various sections including attempt to murder.

In the case of violence between farmers and police in Hisar on May 16, the police has submitted a closure report in the court. The court has accepted the case closure report. On Friday, on behalf of the district administration, APP Rahul Tanwar filed a closure report in the court of CGM Shifa regarding FIR No. 140 registered on the complaint of Inspector Virendra Kumar at Urban Estate Police Station, which was accepted by the court today.

In this FIR, a case was registered against 350 farmers, including 21 named, under IPC 109, 147, 148, 149, 186, 188, 283, 307, 353, 427 and disaster management. After the closure of the case, District Farmers Committee members Vikas Sisar, Kuldeep Kharar, Shamsher Nambardar, Shraddhanand Rajli, Sombir Pilian said that the government had registered a fake case to torture the farmers, which the farmers strongly opposed. The government had to step back when the truth came out, this is a victory for the courage of the farmers.

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On May 16, Chief Minister Manohar Lal reached Hisar to lay the foundation stone of Chau Devi Lal Sanjeevani Hospital. Within two minutes of the Chief Minister’s departure, hundreds of farmers gathered in this area to oppose the Chief Minister. Tension between the farmers and the police turns violent and in the entire episode, 20 policemen and more than 30 farmers were injured in lathi charge, stone pelting, firing. The police had detained 16 farmers from the spot.

Late in the evening, hundreds of farmers gheraoed the IG residence. After talks between the Kisan Committee and the administration, 16 detained farmers were released. It was claimed on behalf of the farmer leaders that the officials have assured them that no case will be registered in the whole matter. Before the matter would settle down, the police registered a case against 350 farmers under various sections including attempt to murder.

On May 24, thousands of farmers held a conference in Krantiman Park, accusing the administration of breach of promise. In the conference, the SDM proposed talks, after which an agreement was reached in the meeting with the commissioner and the DC. The administration had sought one month’s time to return the case.