Haryana Police rollback decision of invoking NSA against farmer leaders

New Delhi: The Haryana Police on Friday said it is withdrawing its decision to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against some farmer leaders who were part of the farmers’ agitation.

A day earlier, the Ambala police had issued a statement saying it was initiating the process of detaining the leaders of the protesting farmer unions under Section 2(3) of the National Security Act, 1980 to maintain law and order and prevent criminal activities.

“It is clarified that the matter of invoking the provisions of the National Security Act on some farmer union leaders of Ambala district has been reconsidered and it has been decided that it will not be implemented,” Inspector General of Police (Ambala Range) Sabish Kabiraj said.

He also appealed to the protesting farmers and their leaders to cooperate with the administration to maintain law and order.