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Sunday, 21 February 2021

150 booked for obstructing trains

Tribune News Service

Ambala, February 20

About 150 farmers have been booked for allegedly obstructing the movement of trains and trespassing during the 'rail roko' agitation on the Delhi-Ambala railway track near Shahpur village on February 18.

The FIR has been registered under Sections 147 (trespass) and 174 (obstructing movement of trains) of the Railways Act at the Railway Protection Force (RPF) post at the Ambala Cantt railway station.

Shyam Sundar, RPF post in-charge, has confirmed this.

In protest against the three new farm laws, farmers had blocked railway tracks from noon to 4 pm on February 18. Under the Ambala division, trains were stopped at railway stations of Ambala Cantt, Saharanpur and Sirhind, causing inconvenience to passengers.

Gulab Singh, district Bharatiya Kisan Union (Charuni) vice-president, said: "Farmers will not be silenced. The state government has already got several FIRs registered against farmers under several sections, including attempt to murder. We will continue our struggle until the farm laws are revoked."

Farm laws will raise food prices: Charuni

Chandigarh: BKU chief Gurnam Singh Charuni on Saturday said food prices would increase like that of fuel if the Centre's farm laws are implemented. Describing the farmers' agitation against the laws as a "dharma yudh", the BKU leader exhorted all sections of society to be part of the movement. "If agri-business laws are implemented, the country's foodgrain will go into the godowns of a few people," said Charuni, seeking to assert the "adverse" impact of the legislations. PTI

from The Tribune

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