Police officials said that to prevent farmers from entering Delhi for the mahapanchayat, the police have closed all the borders leading to the city and put up stone barricades.
Indian wrestlers are on strike at Jantar Mantar demanding the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, former President of Wrestling Federation of India. The wrestlers sitting on the dharna had said a few days back that a mahapanchayat would be organized on the day PM Modi would inaugurate the new parliament building. In such a situation, security has been increased in the capital Delhi before the march of protesting wrestlers towards the new Parliament House. On Saturday, the protesting wrestlers said that they have decided to hold a Mahila Mahapanchayat in front of the new Parliament building on Sunday (May 28).
Barricades near Tikri-Ghazipur border
Police inspected Tikri Border, Ghazipur Border, ITO Road and put up barricades ahead of the march of the protesting wrestlers towards the new Parliament House. There is talk of Khap Panchayat leaders and farmers joining the protesting wrestlers. Police have tightened security at the Tikri border as khap panchayat leaders and farmers are likely to join the march of protesting wrestlers towards the new Parliament building in Delhi today.
DCP East Delhi Amrita Gugulot said that Delhi Police is prepared for such a situation. We have enough force to deploy. On the march of the protesting wrestlers towards the new Parliament House, Amrita Guguloth said, “Last time the border was closed for months due to the protestors (farmers protest). We have prepared our army so that such situations do not arise again. We will persuade the protesters to return.”
A temporary jail in an MCD school in Bawana
Delhi Police Special CP (Law and Order) Dipendra Pathak said, “We respect our athletes, but we will not allow any disturbances in the inauguration of the new Parliament building.” Meanwhile, the Delhi Police will set up a temporary jail at an MCD school in outer Delhi’s Old Bawana keeping in view the law and order situation ahead of the inauguration of the new Parliament building today.
In an order issued by Additional DCP Rajeev Kumar Ambasta, it was learned that Khap Panchayats of various states have announced to convene Mahila Mahapanchayat on Sunday at the new Parliament House building in support of the wrestlers protesting at Jantar Mantar. It is feared that a large number of people from Haryana may try to enter the capital through the Singhu border and disrupt law and order.
Several VIPs, MPs, MLAs and other dignitaries are expected to visit Delhi on the occasion, the order said. Adequate arrangements need to be made in the area so the Delhi Police has decided to set up a temporary jail in Outer North District. Police said that the temporary jail would be set up at the MCD Primary Girls School, Kanjhawala Chowk. A senior MCD official said the permission was given on Saturday.
I am ready for narco test – Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat said on Saturday, “The government is pressurizing us to compromise but we are not ready to compromise. Because the condition that is being kept is not at all for the arrest of Brijbhushan. The women’s honor to be held tomorrow will be a mahapanchayat.
In a statement to ANI, WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said, “I am ready for whatever decision the judiciary takes for me, I am ready for every decision. I request all of you not to have any relation with me, but do not disturb the moment of pride for the country. BJP MP Brij Bhushan said, “I am ready for investigation, I am ready for narco test. I did not question any committee. The statements of the protesting wrestlers are constantly changing. I have faith in the investigation of the court and the Delhi Police.”