After Sambhal and Sitapur in UP, the Baghpat district administration also issued notices to leaders associated with farmers’ protests against the new agricultural laws of the Center and signed a private bond of Rs 2 lakh from them. Asked to do, so as to ensure peace. According to Indian Express, former RLD MLA Virpal Singh Rathi said that he and six others were given notice on behalf of the administration on January 31, a day before they took part in a Mahapanchayat in Baraut tehsil.
This Mahapanchayat had decided that the farmers of the area should reach Ghazipur and Singhu Border to participate in the ongoing protest against the agricultural laws. Virpal Rathi said, “I received the notice on 30 January and came to know that about 200 farmers in the district have been issued such notices. By issuing these notices, the administration wants us to stop supporting the farmers. I Attended Mahapanchayat and notices were issued to six other people along with me. ”
According to the newspaper, when District Magistrate Raj Kamal Yadav was contacted, he said that he had no knowledge of the matter. Sub-divisional magistrate (Barout), Durgesh Mishra, who signed the notice, refused to say anything on it.
Additional District Magistrate Amit Kumar said, “Notices have been issued under 107/116 CrPC keeping in mind the upcoming panchayat elections and other law and order issues in the state. It has nothing to do with the Kisan agitation.” . The process of issuing the notice is still in progress. We have so far issued notices to 700 persons. ”
Officials said that the administration has issued notices on a report presented by the police. Ajay Kumar Sharma, in-charge of Baraut police station, said, “We requested the administration to send bonds to six persons, including Virpal Singh Rathi, as it is suspected that through his speeches they may incite those who are opposing the agricultural laws. There is a fear that the protests may turn violent due to their provocation. ”
In the notice issued to Virpal Singh, he has also been asked to sign a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and fill two sureties of the same amount for one year, so that peace can be maintained. The former MLA said that the administration issued a notice that we can violate law and order. I have not yet appeared before the administration. Our silent opposition to the three agricultural laws will continue.
The former MLA said that he has also been called by the Delhi Police to record his statement on the violence on the Red Fort on Republic Day. Singh claimed that his name was wrongly dragged into the case.