Uttar Pradesh police have issued notices to 220 tractor owners. The move of the UP Police prompted Senior SP leader Ram Govind Chaudhary to allege that the move aimed at threatening the farmers.
However, police have refuted the claims and stated that it has nothing to do with the farmers’ protests against the three contentious agriculture laws introduced by the Centre government.
“Notices have been served to 220 owners of tractors in the Sikandarpur police station area. In the notice, it has been mentioned that the tractors were used on public roads for commercial work, and minors were driving them. As a result of this, there were road accidents. The tractors were also used in illegal mining,” quoted Sikandarpur police station SHO, Bal Mukund Mishra.
Regional Transport Officer Rajeshwar Yadav raised the question of whether police can issue such notices or not. Hde stated that he was not aware of any such thing.
“The farmers have tractors, and they are going to the protest site by tractors. Police have issued the notices to hinder the farmers movement,” alleged RTO Yadav.