Mandsaur: Madhya Pradeshs Inspector General of Police Makarand Deuskar said today that the situation in Mandsaur is calm and Section 144 has been lifted from the area ahead of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s visit.
The Madhya Pradesh CM met the families of those who were killed in the police firing on June 8.
Speaking to Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com over the phone, Deuskar said, The situation in Mandsaur is calm and peaceful and section 144 has been removed from Mandsaur.
When asked if this was a temporary measure, the IG said, Abhi toh hata li gayi hai (It has been lifted for now at least).
He said that adequate police force is in place for the CMs visit to Mandsaur, which saw five killed in police firing. One farmer committed suicide during the protests.
Chouhan visited Mandsaur today and handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the family of one of the farmers. The state government yesterday sanctioned financial aid of Rs 1 crore each to the families of the six farmers killed during the violent stir by peasants in Mandsaur.
The farmers in Mandsaur have been protesting since June 1 for farm loan waivers and hike in minimum support price, and implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations.