Bharat Bandh Today: Noida Cops Issues Stern Warning, Says Don’t Violate Law

Noida: Amid a call for “Bharat Bandh” on Monday over the Agnipath scheme, the Gautam Buddh Nagar police on Sunday reiterated that CrPC section 144 is imposed in the district and asked people to not engage in any activity which disrupts law and order.Also Read – Bharat Bandh Today Amid Raging Agnipath Protests | All You Need To Know

The police’s appeal came even as a group of ex-servicemen submitted a memorandum with authorities demanding strict against “anti-social” elements involved in the violence during protests against Centre’s new scheme for recruitment of soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force.So far, 225 people have been booked and 15 arrested in connection with the violent protest at the Jewar toll plaza on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida on Friday. Also Read – Bharat Bandh Call Tomorrow: Kerala Police Warns Agnipath Protesters Against Violence, Destroying Public Property

Eight police personnel and a bus driver were injured in the violence, according to officials. CrPC Section 144 prohibits assembly of four or more people Additional Deputy Commissioner (Law and Order) Ashutosh Dwivedi on Sunday said several anti-social elements have mixed with aspirants of armed forces during the protests against the Agnipath scheme to disrupt law and order and vitiate atmosphere across Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – Bharat Bandh Tomorrow: Jharkhand Schools Closed on Monday Amid Bandh Call Over Agnipath Scheme

“It has been learnt through social media that a call for “Bharat Bandh” has been made by a section of people for June 20 in view of the Agnipath scheme and some anti-social elements in groups may to disrupt peace and even try marching towards Delhi,” Dwivedi said.

“It is to remind everyone that CrPC section 144 is already imposed in Gautam Buddh Nagar commissionerate. FIR would be registered against any person found engaged in activities in violation of law and strict action would be taken against them,” he said.

The additional DCP urged citizens to help police identify the anti-social elements engaged in the protests and also appealed to them to caution youngsters against demonstrations. Meanwhile, members of the ex-servicemen welfare committee, Jewar on Sunday met police officials and submitted a memorandum, demanding action against protesters of the Agnipath scheme.

The ex-servicemen said they have held multiple meetings across the district to spread information about the new military recruitment scheme. Protests erupted in several states since Wednesday against the Centre’s Agnipath scheme for recruitment of soldiers between 17.5 and 21 years age across the three services for a four-year period followed by compulsory retirement for most without gratuity and pension benefits.

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