The tents were removed in the presence of the DM and the SP, Baghpat.
Following the orders of the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police, cops reached the protest site and removed the farmers. Scores of protesting farmers were sitting at the protest site on the National Highway 709b.
“These farmers had blocked a side of the National Highway for over a month. Today, the NHI wrote a letter to the district administration to vacate the highway. Acting on the same letter, the police administration has evacuated the highway,” ADM Baghpat Amit Kumar said.
On Wednesday night, the administration destroyed the tent of the farmers on the highway and sent back the stuff kept at the protest site in a tractor.
In the past, too, the district administration had tried to evict protesters from the spot but failed to do it.
On Republic Day, as the farmers’ tractor parade turned violent with a clash breaking out between police personnel and protesters in the national capital, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order for temporary suspension of internet services in parts of the National Capital Region.