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Monday, 9 November 2020

Condolence meet held amid security

Faridabad, November 8

The condolence meeting of 21-year-old Nikita Tomar, who was killed outside her college on October 26, was held under strict police supervision at a community centre here on Sunday.

More than 150 policemen were deployed to avoid a repeat of the November 1 violence after a mahapanchayat here. All roads leading to the venue were barricaded.

"A heavy posse of police officers was posted in the region. At the venue, around 25 cops were deployed," said Ballabgarh ACP Jaiveer Rathi.

Hundreds of local residents attended the condolence meeting, but none was allowed to address the gathering.

Mool Chand, father of Nikita, said the district authorities had given permission to hold the meeting on the condition that no one would express their views.

Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma, Faridabad NIT legislator Neeraj Sharma, former Ballabgarh MLA Sharda Rathaur, state Congress secretary Baljit Kaushik and Karni Sena head Suraj Pal Amu were among those who paid tributes.

Earlier, the district administration had rejected a proposal of holding the condolence meeting at Dashera Grounds in Ballabgarh, where violence had erupted after a mahapanchayat on November 1. Ten cops were injured.

The authorities, however, on Saturday allowed Nikita's family to hold the meeting on two conditions: one, a gathering of not more than 200 persons would be allowed and, two, no one would address the gathering. — TNS

from The Tribune

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