70 booked for staging protests over power cuts
The City police have registered cases against 70 people for blocking National Highway 2 (Mathura Road) in protest against erratic power and water supply on Sunday. Cops have launched a hunt for all the named and un-named people in the FIR.
A large number of people from Aurangabad village near Palwal had staged a protest on Mathura Road, demanding uninterrupted power and water supply. Due to the protest, traffic was disrupted for about three hours. Police on Sunday slapped cases against 10 named and 60 un-named people.
The cases were registered in Palwal Sadar police station.
“Cases under sections 147,149 and 283 of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) have been registered," a police officer said.
In Faridabad as well, protests have become the order of the day with frequent power cuts. The rural areas of this satellite township witnesses 10 to 12 hours of load-shedding.