Mahendragarh, June 17
Youngsters organised massive protests in Narnaul, Kanina and Satnali town in the district today to protest against ‘Agnipath’ scheme.
The protesters sat on the railway track in Satnali, blocked vehicular traffic at Mahavir Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk in Narnaul town for over two hours and damaged police barricades.
The police resorted to mild lathi-charge to disperse the protesters. Keeping in view the situation, the district administration later imposed Section 144 in the district.
Vikrant Bhushan, Superintendent of Police, Mahendragarh, could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.
Sumit Kumar, spokesperson, district police, said three cases had been registered against the protesters in Satnali, Kanina and Narnaul in connection with road blockade and stone pelting.
“The protesters sat on the railway track in Satnali for around 20 minutes. They were later dispersed,” he said.
Protests were also carried out at Kosli and Aasalvaas village in Rewari.
A group of youngsters allegedly pelted stones on the police when the latter tried to stop them from blocking the Delhi-Jaipur Highway near Aasalvaas village. — TNS
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