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4 Punjab farmers arrested in Haryana for urea purchase

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The Fact News Service

Haryana, November 23

Wheat cultivators, who brave chill and fog to bring fertiliser from Haryana, are being booked in the neighbouring state under Section 3 of the Fertilizer (Movement Control) Act, 1973 and Section 7 of The Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

At least four farmers of the Malwa belt, including two from Ludhiana district, were arrested and their tractor-trailers carrying 840 bags of urea fertiliser confiscated by the Sadar police in Jind, Haryana, on Saturday.

Farmers are being forced to bring fertiliser from neighbouring states due to the halt of goods trains amid the protest of farmer unions against the three new laws that farmers term draconian.

Terming the action of the Haryana agriculture officials and cops vindictive, farmer unions have urged Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh to come to the rescue of peasants. Baldev Latala, leader of the All-India Kisan Sabha, said agriculture officials of Haryana, led by SDO Baljeet Singh, had got an FIR registered against four Malwa farmers, who purchased urea from different dealers in Jind.

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