Farmers protesting at Karnal in Haryana have called off the sit-in protest at the mini-secretariat after the Haryana government accepted their major demands.
The farmers, in thousands, were sitting at the mini-secretariat demanding action against IAS officer Ayush Sinha, who had ordered a lathi charge on a group of protesters. He was the sub-divisional magistrate when he was heard on video asking police to ‘break the heads’ of protesting farmers.
A video went viral on social media after the lathi charge, where Sinha can be seen asking cops to “smash the heads” of protesters breaking down the barricades.
These protesters, on August 28, were protesting an event that was being attended by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. He represents Karnal in the Haryana assembly.