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Five Farmers Sent To Jail In Mainpuri For Burning Crop Stubble
MAINPURI || Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath may be claiming on top of their voice that farmers are priority for the ruling BJP but some people simply don't seem to pay heed. Or os it seems as a police officer in UP's Mainpuri district dragged a farmer, holding him by the collar after he was caught burning crop stubble.
What has incensed farmers in the region, hitherto the fiefdom of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Mulayam Singh Yadav clan, is that while law should take its own course if any illegality had happened, it is the shabby treatment meted out to the farmers. Five farmers were booked by the police on Thursday in Kishni.
SDM Ram Sakal Maurya, deputy director agriculture DV Singh along with police force had gone to check if anyone was burning stubble, something which is causing air pollution at an unprecedented level.
Five farmers - Bhoore, Pradeep Pal, Rajendra Singh, Uday Pratap and Ram Kailash were found guilty and FIR's were ordered against them. The SDM court found them guilty and all the five were sent to jail subsequently.
On the instructions of the SDM Kishni, station house officer Kishni, Ajeet Singh held the collar of farmers and dragged them, something which has not gone down well with the local farmer fraternity.
A spokesman of the Mainpuri police told The News Agency that the man held by the collar was repeatedly violating the dircetives and was trying to runaway from the scene where officials were present hence was caught by the cops.