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Farmers' protest: Farmer leaders announce ceasefire for the day

To ensure law and order, Section 144 has been enforced in Delhi, restricting the entry of tractor trolleys and assemblies.

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Haryana police detained several protesting farmers as they marched towards Delhi on Tuesday. Scenes of chaos filled the Shambhu border near Punjab-Haryana border as the police tried to stop the protestors from entering the national capital. The protesting farmers were seen attempting to break the multi-layered barricades using their tractors and hand weapons. 

At Delhi's Jharoda border, barricades and barbed wires have been erected, and similar arrangements are observed at the Singhu border with rows of barricades lining the road. To ensure law and order, Section 144 has been enforced, restricting the entry of tractor trolleys and assemblies. Delhi Police and the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) are actively present, and the border sealing preparations are extensive. A robust force of more than 2000 personnel, including CAPF, Crime Branch staff, and battalions, is ready to maintain security and address any untoward incidents.

"Section 144 is in place. Bringing in tractor trolleys and assemblies is restricted. The Delhi Police and the CAPF are here. We have prepared to seal the border. We will ensure that no one breaks this border...If there is any untoward incident we will seal it completely. We have CAPF, Crime Branch staff, Batallions staff, and other units. We have more than 2000 personnel strong force in the district," Ankit Singh, DCP of the North East District, said speaking to ANI. 

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