Protesting farmers clashed with police at Rohtak’s Baba Mastnath Math, where Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s helicopter is scheduled to land, on Saturday.
There are reports of several people being detained. An elderly farmer is believed to be wounded in the incident.
Police said on getting information about Khattar’s visit, protesters started gathering outside the private university on the city’s outskirts, prompting them block the road to the university. This led to a scuffle followed by stone-pelting by the protesters. The police resorted to lathicharge in which the elderly farmer and the policeman were injured.
In view of the tension, Khattar’s chopper landed at the Police Lines from where he went to the Canal Rest House to interact with BJP workers. Khattar and other senior BJP leaders, including state unit chief OP Dhankar, addressed the meeting amid heavy security.