The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has announced to hold a Mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar today. But the Delhi Police has not allowed the farmers to hold the Mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar. In such a situation, it is not decided what will be the attitude of the farmers. Delhi Police officials said that farmers will not be allowed to enter Delhi if permission is not granted. However, the farmers who have come to New Delhi can go to Jantar Mantar. Delhi Police will decide its strategy in the morning itself, keeping in view the attitude of the farmers.
A Delhi Police official said that the farmers had sought permission for the mahapanchayat. New Delhi District Police has not given permission to hold Mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar. In such a situation, farmers will not be allowed to enter Delhi. Barricades have been put up at the borders. Farmers will not be allowed to enter. Apart from Delhi, the border of New Delhi was sealed from Sunday night itself. Farmers and their tractor-trolleys and trucks will not be allowed to enter New Delhi. Barricades have been put up at all the borders of New Delhi. People were being allowed to enter Delhi only after checking. Entire Delhi Police has been asked to be on alert.
According to police officials, some farmers and farmer leaders have come to New Delhi. They have stayed at Gurudwaras and religious places. These farmers will be allowed to come to Jantar Mantar. However, farmers will not be allowed to gather at Jantar Mantar in excess of the prescribed limit. Police officials said that due to the lack of clarity on the stand of the farmers, no clear instructions had come from the senior officers of Delhi Police till late Sunday night.
Traffic will be heavy on many routes in New Delhi district
The farmer leaders have not sought permission from the traffic police for the mahapanchayat. Despite this, the Delhi Traffic Police fears that a large number of farmers in the number of about four to five thousand may come to Jantar Mantar. Delhi Traffic Police’s New Delhi district DCP Aalap Patel said that due to the Mahapanchayat, Tolstoy Marg, Parliament Street, Outer Circle Connaught Place to Windsor Place to Janpath, Outer Circle Connaught Place, Ashok Road, Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Pandit Pant Marg. Traffic can be heavy from 10 am till late evening. The traffic police have urged people to either decide their journey in advance or avoid coming to New Delhi.
Extensive security arrangements were made on the border, barricades of iron and concrete were kept
In view of the Mahapanchayat of Samyukt Kisan Morcha and other farmer organizations on Monday at Jantar Mantar, the police has become alert. The police is trying to stop the farmers at the border. For this, the Outer District Police has made elaborate security arrangements at the Tikri border. A team of several inspectors has been deployed under the supervision of the ACP. The movement of the border is being monitored with the help of CCTV cameras. Barricades and concrete structures have been placed along the road near the border. So that if needed, the path of the farmers can be stopped by keeping it on the road. For this, Delhi Police has also called for cranes.
Police officers say that if farmers approach the border in large numbers, it will cause problems in law and order. For this they will be stopped there. On Saturday night and Sunday, farmers tried to enter Delhi through this border, which were stopped by the police. Outer District Deputy Commissioner of Police Sameer Sharma said that in view of the Mahapanchayat, a large number of farmers would try to come to Delhi. There is a possibility that farmers can use Tikri and Sighu border to enter Delhi.
In view of the possibility of farmers coming to Delhi, the police have deployed police force around the border, Rohtak road, railway line and metro station. Barricades and concrete structures have been placed near the border. A crane has also been arranged to lay the concrete structures. On Monday, more than two hundred police and paramilitary personnel will be deployed on the border. Four inspector level officers will keep an eye on the situation here under the supervision of the ACP. Along with this, the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the district will also keep an eye on the activities of the border. Similarly, surveillance has also been increased on other borders of Delhi namely Ghazipur, Maharajpur, Apsara border, Chilla and Bhopura border.
Traffic can be changed depending on the situation
The Delhi Police official said that on Monday, the traffic on the border will be normal. But if the police get information that farmers are using the border to participate in the mahapanchayat, then they can be stopped. Considering the situation, the route of vehicles passing through the border can be changed. In view of the emergency, the police have also prepared alternate traffic plans.