Chandigarh. The Home Department of the Haryana Government directed the civil administration and police officers to follow the rules laid down in the Recovery of Damage to Property Act 2021 in case of damage caused to public or private property. This instruction has come before the proposed Delhi march of farmers on 13 February. Samyukta Kisan Morcha and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha have announced ‘Delhi Chalo’ march to put pressure on the Center over several demands, including making a law to guarantee minimum support price (MSP) for crops.
Additional Chief Secretary (Home) TVSN Prasad issued instructions to the civil and police administration. In a letter written to all district magistrates, police commissioners and superintendents of police, Prasad said that it should be brought to the notice of all concerned that damage caused to public or private property can be recovered from those responsible for such acts.
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The Secretary asked all the officers to take necessary action as per the above Act and rules and send the action taken report to the Home Department. Authorities in Haryana have fortified the state’s borders with Punjab at several places in Ambala, Jind, Fatehabad, Kurukshetra and Sirsa, using concrete blocks, iron nails and barbed wire to thwart the proposed march.
Tags: Haryana Government, Farmer Movement
FIRST PUBLISHED: February 12, 2024, 23:45 IST