A video has surfaced in social media showed a top Haryana official instructing police personnells to ensure that the farmers who are protesting against BJP leaders are met with a stern response and receive 'head injuries'.
Karnal's Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Ayush Sinha is seen standing in front of a group of policemen and giving them instructions that none of the farmers should be able to cross the barricades and if anything happens, "just pick up your lathis and hit them hard".
In the police's stern lathicharge at the peacefully protesting farmers yesterday, at least 20 farmers were seriously injured. Even BJP's Varun Gandhi criticised the official.
In response to this happening, the farmers closed the Haryana highway and blocked it for a duration of five hours, until the arrested farmers were released by the police.