Punjab CM issued warning against damage to mobile towers
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh issued a stern warning today against vandalisation of mobile towers and disruption of telecom services in the state and asked the police to take strict action in such cases.
Over the last week, farmers have been venting anger against Reliance, snapping power supply, cutting cables of telecom towers and damaging infrastructure of the firm owned by Mukesh Ambani, seen as one of the major beneficiaries of the farm laws.
The Chief Minister asserted that he will not let Punjab by plunged into anarchy at any cost and nobody can be allowed to take the law into their hands. Pointing out that his government had not objected to, or stopped, peaceful protests in the state against the Centre’s black Farm Laws for the past several months, he said that damage to property and inconvenience to the citizens could not, however, be endured.
The Chief Minister’s warning came as the total number of mobile towers impacted in the state went up to 1561, of which 25 had been physically damaged, allegedly by some farmers and their supporters in violation of the directions of the Kisan Unions to keep their protests against the Centre’s black Farm Laws peaceful.