Case registered against 100 to 150 protesters in Gurugram, accused of obstructing the national highway

Agnipath Scheme Protest in Gurugram: Gurugram Police has registered a case against 100-150 youths opposing the ‘Agnipath’ scheme. There is an allegation against the protesters of blocking the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway at Bilaspur Chowk. Assistant Commissioner of Police (Pataudi) Veer Singh told IANS that a case has been registered at Bilaspur police station on the allegation of blocking the national highway for several hours on Thursday.

Singh said, "The police had asked the protesters to vacate the expressway, but despite the instructions, the protesters continued to sit in the middle of the expressway, creating a traffic jam on the national highway." They said, "We are trying to identify the protesters with the help of CCTV and videography installed at the spot. Action will be taken against those involved in the protest as per law."

Agneepath protesters accused of obstructing expressway

The police said in the FIR that around 100-150 youths were sitting on the national highway and they stopped the movement of vehicles on both sides of the expressway. As per the FIR lodged, "During the protest, when Duty Magistrate and Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Vishram Kumar Meena and police force reached the spot and tried to open the traffic, the youths continued to raise slogans on the road and obstruct the movement of vehicles."

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Administration in Gurugram implemented Section 144 of CrPC as a precaution 

Police have registered an FIR in Bilaspur police station under relevant section of IPC including section 8B of National Highway Act 1956.  Meanwhile, Gurugram district administration today imposed section 144 of CrPC as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in the wake of the Agneepath protest. Gurugram SDM Ankita Chaudhary said, "Precautionary orders were issued to maintain law and order in district Gurugram." Section 144 of CrPC prohibits assembly of four or more persons in a district. Violators will be punished under IPC section 188.

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