Updated February 20th, 2024 at 22:45 IST

Farmers’ Protest: Agitators Reportedly Bring Heavy Poclain Machine to Clear Barricading | Video

It is being claimed that the driver's cabin is custom designed with thick iron sheets crafting it as a bullet proof cabin.

Reported by: Abhishek Tiwari

Chandigarh: The agitators are reportedly decided to bring a poclain machine along with the farmers’ protest march to Delhi to clear the barricading done by the Haryana police and the Delhi police. The protestors have reportedly decided to use the heavy poclain machine after the farmers' leaders announced the march towards Delhi from Punjab’s Sambhu border on Wednesday, February 21, after the meeting with the Union ministers in Chandigarh didn’t reach any conclusion. It is being said that along with hundreds of tractors, the protestors will also reportedly bring a heavy poclain machine, which will be used to remove the obstacles from the roads such as barricades, pillars and iron containers.

Some visuals have also surfaced on social media claiming that the machine will be a part of the protest march being carried out by the protestors. As per reports, the poclain machine, which is claimed to worth over Rs 50 lakh, is custom designed by the farmers.


Agitators to march to Delhi from Sambhu border

As per the information shared on social media, farmers will be marching to Delhi from Shambhu border on Wednesday morning.


During the march, the poclain machine will be used to break the barricades on the roads. It is being claimed that the driver's cabin has been custom designed as a bulletproof cabin with thick iron sheets, so that even bullets would remain ineffective on it.

The machine is a Kobelco SK 140 HDLC-8 Hydraulic Excavator poclain machine, which will be used during the protest march.


Earlier, the farmer leaders rejected the Centre’s proposal regarding MSP on five crops, following which they announced the commencement of the march to Delhi from Sambhu border. 


Published February 20th, 2024 at 20:03 IST