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Protests Outside Punjab CM Mann’s Sangrur Residence, Cops Deny Reports of Lathicharge

The farmers demanded a raise in their minimum wage under MNREGA. (File pic: Twitter)

While some reports said police resorted to lathicharge, the claims were later denied by the cops, saying the protests were going on peacefully

A massive protest broke out outside Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s residence in Sangrur while the CM is in Gujarat campaigning for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The farmworkers and the trade unions were holding a protest demanding a hike in their minimum daily wage to Rs 700 under MNREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme).

While visuals showed police resorting to lathicharge to push back the protesting farmers, cops later denied the same and said the protest was going on peacefully.

Punjab Police, however, said that the cops “controlled” an aggressive faction of protesters that had entered the demonstration.

“No lathicharge was done, and the protest is going on in a peaceful manner. An aggressive faction of protestors indulged in a scuffle, which was later controlled by the police. We have taken cognizance of their demands,” Sangrur SSP said.

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