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Friday, 27 November 2020

Busy night, cops on their toes

Ravinder Saini
Tribune News Service
Jhajjar, November 26

The police deployed on the Delhi border and other points in the district to stop agitating farmers from marching towards the National Capital spent the Wednesday night on the road in chilly weather conditions. Senior police and administrative officers, too, remained on their toes throughout the night.

The Rohad toll plaza and the Sector 9 Delhi bypass in Bahadurgarh here were the main points where a heavy posse of police personnel was deployed on Wednesday evening following the inputs that farmers would try to go to Delhi at night. No farmer, however, turned up.

"It was a cold night, but we remained alert and checked every vehicle crossing the toll plaza. We kept senior officers updated on the situation at regular intervals. Food packets were provided, while mobile toilets were set up," said Sub-inspector Satish Kumar, who had to leave the wedding of his relative in Sirsa to join duty on the Delhi border.

There were, sources say, more than 60 cops who could not attend the wedding of their relatives or friends because of call of duty. Even Superintendent of Police Rajesh Duggal had to skip the wedding of his friend's son in Rohtak.

Vijay, a constable deployed at the Rohad toll plaza, said it was hard to discharge duty in the open, especially in chilly conditions, but they were up for the challenge. "Our spirits are high no matter how long the protest continues," he said, adding the SP visited them on Thursday morning and boosted their morale by appreciating their night-long vigil.

from The Tribune

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